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Wester Clunie, unenclosed settlement 1000m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3467 / 56°20'48"N

Longitude: -3.2645 / 3°15'52"W

OS Eastings: 321943

OS Northings: 717872

OS Grid: NO219178

Mapcode National: GBR 25.44K0

Mapcode Global: WH6QM.TQPW

Entry Name: Wester Clunie, unenclosed settlement 1000m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 12 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9460

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Abernethy

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument is situated in arable farmland between 30-40m O.D. The monument comprises two probable round houses, around 12m in diameter and 25m apart; one house certainly has a souterrain (an underground structure) emerging from it, and extending for c 18m. The second house probably also has a souterrain.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 140m NW-SE by 50m NE-SW, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 21 NW 63.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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