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Meall Odhar, shielings 900m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5325 / 56°31'56"N

Longitude: -4.1927 / 4°11'33"W

OS Eastings: 265240

OS Northings: 739982

OS Grid: NN652399

Mapcode National: GBR JC0G.477

Mapcode Global: WH4M4.K2PG

Entry Name: Meall Odhar, shielings 900m W of

Scheduled Date: 28 October 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10409

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: shieling

Location: Kenmore

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a shieling group, probably dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The group is situated about 900m W of Meall Odhar and comprises at least forty-eight huts, together with several enclosures and peat stores.

The subrectangular huts range in size from 1m to 6.4m in length by 1.5m to 2.8m transversely, within what are for the most part faced rubble walls, externally embanked with turf, that stand up to a maximum of 1m high.

Several of the huts contain aumbries within their walls and several have turf-covered midden mounds immediately outwith their entrances. Two of the huts have open-ended peat stores situated immediately opposite their entrances. One of the huts is terraced into the edge of a burn and is probably the location of a still.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and the area immediately around and between them within which related remains may be expected to survive. It is irregular on plan with maximum dimensions of 480m E to W by 350m N to S, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the social and economic conditions of the 17th and 18th centuries in the locality. Its importance is enhanced by its association with contemporary structures which survive in excellent condition in the wider landscape, and with the fine collection of contemporary plans and documents in the Breadalbane Muniments.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 63 NW 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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