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East Schiehallion

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Site Name East Schiehallion

Classification No Class (Event)

Canmore ID 269246

Site Number NN75NE 84

NGR NN 75 55

NGR Description Centred on NN 75 55

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NN75NE 84 centred on 75 55

NN 75 55 (area) A walkover survey of the John Muir Trust East Schiehallion property, up to a height of 600m, was carried out between August 2002 and May 2003. This followed a survey in 1999-2001 (DES 2001, 75-6), which concentrated on areas that might be affected by the construction of a new path.

Further evidence for medieval or post-medieval settlements and field systems was found at a height of 360-70m, as well as more shieling huts or associated structures. All recognisable man-made structures were recorded, including sheep fanks and grouse-butts, but excluding 19th-century stone dykes, more recent drainage ditches and walkers' cairns.

A cairn on the E ridge, which might have been built by Maskelyne in 1774, has also been recorded (NN 72615 54599, 930m).

Deserted settlements: NN 75000 55400.

NN 74946 55372.

NN 74958 54926.

NN 74917 55487.

NN 7475 5573.

NN 75145 55808.

Field systems: NN 74906 55436 to NN 74814 54893.

NN 74924 55496 to NN 74888 55549.

NN 75000 55680 to NN 74708 55934.

NN 74364 56067 to NN 74240 56195.

Full report to be lodged with Perth and Kinross SMR and the NMRS.

C Thomas 2003

NN 75 55 (area) A plane table survey of sites reported in 2003 (DES 2003, 105-6) was carried out between November 2003 and May 2005. Research into the documentary history of East Schiehallion and adjoining areas is currently being undertaken.

Sponsor: John Muir Trust.

C Thomas 2005.

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