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Carn Dearg

Cairnfield (Prehistoric), Hut Circle (Prehistoric), Platform (Period Unknown)

Site Name Carn Dearg

Classification Cairnfield (Prehistoric), Hut Circle (Prehistoric), Platform (Period Unknown)

Canmore ID 29477

Site Number NO16SW 20

NGR NO 10680 63158

NGR Description From NO 1068 6315 to NO 1066 6312

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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


Field Visit (4 May 1988)

NO16SW 20 1068 6315 to 1066 6312.

A hut-circle, a platform and a group of small cairns are situated on the gently sloping ground to the E of the ruins of Carn Dearg.

1. NO 1068 6315 The hut-circle lies 80m due E of the ruins and measures 10.4m in diameter within a stony bank 2m in maximum thickness and from 0.2m to 0.3m in height.

2. NO 1066 6311 The platform has been dug into the foot of a knoll 60m ESE of the ruins. It measures 9.2m in diameter; on the W the backscarp is 0.7m high and on the E the frontscarp is 0.6m high.

About twenty small cairns are scattered across the slope, most of them to the N of the hut-circle. They vary from 2m to 4m in diameter and are up to 0.5m in height.

Visited by RCAHMS (SH) 4 May 1988.



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