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Edradynate Castle

Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Motte (Medieval)(Possible)

Site Name Edradynate Castle

Classification Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Motte (Medieval)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Milton Of Cluny

Canmore ID 25713

Site Number NN85SE 33

NGR NN 8808 5215

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Weem
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN85SE 33 8808 5215.

At NN 8808 5215, on the E brink of a deep stream gully, is a medieval earthwork, possibly a motte, known locally as 'Edradynate Castle'.

It consists of a near rectangular artificial mound, 5.0m high, with a level summit area measuring 22.0m NNW-SSE by 6.0m. Steep natural slopes defend the SW side, but the other sides are protected by a ditch (5.0m wide by 1.5m deep) with an outer rampart (4.0m wide by 1.0m high), and a second rampart (2.5m wide by 0.5m high) in the SE. Both ramparts have been truncated in the S by an ornamental path, now ruinous, which apparently once led to the summit. There is no entrance evident. The site is badly overgrown with trees and rhododendrons.

On the summit are the poorly-defined foundations of two stone buildings. The more northerly is almost square, measuring c. 5.0m overall with the wall c. 1.0m thick. The second is 9.5m NNW-SSE by 6.0m in the NNW narrowing to 5.5m in the SSE, with the wall c. 1.0m thick. The NNW gable seems to be rounded. The interior shows a small excavation trench. These buildings are not strong enough to have been defensive and their date and purpose are conjectural. A small terrace S of the buildings and just off the summit may be of late date.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (AA) 9 April 1975

Scheduled as Edradynate Castle, earthwork, 120m E of Milton of Cluny.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 23 January 2001.

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