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Caisteal Cona Bhacain,ring fort,Glen Lyon

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5426 / 56°32'33"N

Longitude: -4.4689 / 4°28'8"W

OS Eastings: 248294

OS Northings: 741688

OS Grid: NN482416

Mapcode National: GBR HCBF.9PB

Mapcode Global: WH3KP.BT56

Entry Name: Caisteal Cona Bhacain,ring fort,Glen Lyon

Scheduled Date: 4 December 1963

Last Amended: 1 May 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2376

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: ring fort

Location: Fortingall

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a drystone ring fort of later prehistoric date surviving as a ruined and partially grassed-over structure.

The monument is one of a group of four ring forts lying in close proximity along Glen Lyon. It consists of a drystone wall up to two courses high formed of massive boulders. It measures approximately 34m E-W by 28m with walls from 3-4m in width. There are traces of an entrance in the E. Although classed as a ring fort it is likely that this was primarily a domestic building of the later prehistoric


The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is semi-circular with a diameter of 50m as marked in red

on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of later prehistoric settlement organisation and economy. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its close proximity to other structures of similar type.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 44 SE 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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