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Daltullich House, enclosure 245m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Inverness South, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4512 / 57°27'4"N

Longitude: -4.1025 / 4°6'9"W

OS Eastings: 273932

OS Northings: 842051

OS Grid: NH739420

Mapcode National: GBR J970.X3S

Mapcode Global: WH4GJ.YZL6

Entry Name: Daltullich House, enclosure 245m NE of

Scheduled Date: 20 March 2007

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM11533

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Croy and Dalcross

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Inverness South

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs. The monument lies in farmland, in the NW corner of an arable field, at about 180 m above sea level.

The monument is a roughly circular enclosure measuring approximately 55 m in diameter. A possible entrance can be seen on the SE side. A circular mark and a possible pit within the interior of the settlement may represent internal structures.

The area proposed for scheduling is circular on plan, centred on the centre of the enclosure, to include the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found, as shown in red on the accompanying map. The above-ground elements of modern field boundaries are excluded from the scheduling, to allow for their maintenance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

Cultural Significance

The monument's archaeological significance can be expressed as follows:

Intrinsic characteristics: The monument is unexcavated and has considerable potential to enhance understanding of prehistoric settlements in the Inverness area. The addition of internal features indicates the archaeological remains of settlement may be preserved, which would further enhance our knowledge of the use and development of these sites.

Contextual characteristics: The monument is a good example of an enclosed prehistoric settlement, similar in features to a small number of other sites found across Highland. As a group, these sites could potentially enhance our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy in the N of Scotland.

National Importance: The monument is of national importance because of its potential to make a significant addition to the understanding of the past, in particular prehistoric settlement and economy. The loss or damage to the monument would diminish the capacity of the class to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and landuse in N Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the monument as NH74SW 17 and it is recorded in the Highland Council SMR as NH74SW0017.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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