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Pitcarmick Building (Early Medieval)

Site Name Pitcarmick

Classification Pitcarmick Building (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Cultalonie

Canmore ID 27250

Site Number NO05NE 136

NGR NO 0598 5812

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Kirkmichael (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire


Field Visit (9 June 1988)

The remains of this Pitcarmick-type building are situated on a gentle NE-facing slope on the N side of the Allt Cul na Coille. It was obscured by deep heather on the date of visit but measures 28.5m in length and varies from 6.5m in width at the ENE end to 9m midway along its length at the WSW and over walls up to 2m in thickness and 0.2m in height. Occasional inner and outer facing-stones are visible but no entrance. The eastern two-thirds of the interior is sunken and the building is widest at the W end of the hollow. Attached to the NW corner of the building there is a small annexe or enclosure measuring 8.3m ENE-WSW by c.5m internally. A larger enclosure (22m E-W by 11m internally) is attached to the NNW side of the building and another (c.20m N-S by 18.5m internally) is situated on the SW.

A subrectangular building, measuring 10m ENE-WSW by 7.3m over low wall-footings, lies 7m from the ENE end of the Pitcarmick-type building. A small outshot is situated at its ENE end and there is no evidence of an entrance.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 9 June 1988.


Aerial Photography (1988)


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