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Caisteal Mhic Neill,ring fort,Glen Lyon

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5437 / 56°32'37"N

Longitude: -4.4568 / 4°27'24"W

OS Eastings: 249045

OS Northings: 741779

OS Grid: NN490417

Mapcode National: GBR HCCF.97P

Mapcode Global: WH3KP.HSYD

Entry Name: Caisteal Mhic Neill,ring fort,Glen Lyon

Scheduled Date: 4 December 1963

Last Amended: 1 May 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2377

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 prehistoric date surviving as a ruined structure, together with traces of associated slighter structures.

The monument forms one of a group of four ring forts in this part of Glen Lyon. It lies towards the foot of a S-facing slope in a clearly non-defensive location and appears more likely to represent a primarily domestic building than a fortification. It has an internal diameter of approximately 14m within walls some 3m wide. There are

vague traces of internal buildings which may be later than the prehistoric occupation of the site, as may fragmentary, grassed-over wall-footings of buildings to the N and S of the main structure.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the features described above and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-circular with a maximum 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 and economy. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its association with other structures of similar type in this part of Glen Lyon.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NN 44 SE 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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