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Garchel Burn

Building (Period Unassigned), Hut(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Site Name Garchel Burn

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Hut(S) (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 25942

Site Number NN90SE 3

NGR NN 9696 0182

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NN90SE 3 9696 0182.

NN 9697 0183 Situated on a S-facing hillside is a circular platform, revetted front and back and levelled into the slope.

It measures 10.0m in diameter and the lower revetment wall remains up to 1.2m high. The walling continues onto the change of slopes, as a rickle of stones, and a break in this on the E probably represents an entrance. A short distance to the S and E several natural terraces containing a high stone content possibly represent sites of other platforms.

The characteristics of this site are typical of the timber house platforms in the Borders. No evidence of field clearance was noted in the area.

Surveyed at 1/10 560.

Visited by OS (D W R) 20 May 1974.

Activities

Field Visit (4 March 1998)

A hut-circle is situated on a terrace above the N bank of the Garchel Burn, and a building and two huts are disposed across the hillside to the S. The interior of the hut-circle (GDEV98 99) is levelled into the gently-sloping surface of the terrace and measures about 10m in diameter within a boulder-faced bank 1.5m in thickness and up to 0.5m in height. An irregular gap on the ESE may be the entrance.

The building (GDEV98 98, NN 9698 0176) measures 6.7m from NNW to SSE by 3.7m transversely within a stony bank spread to 1.8m in thickness and 0.2m in height. An irregular platform, possibly an outshot, extends 7.7m to the NNW. Both huts have been reduced to little more than scatters of stone, one hut lying on a terrace to the SW of the building (NN 9696 0176), and the other between the building and the hut-circle (NN 9697 0179).

(GDEV98 98, 99)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 4 March 1998

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