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Building (Early Medieval) - (Medieval), Enclosure (Early Medieval) - (Medieval)

Site Name Lair

Classification Building (Early Medieval) - (Medieval), Enclosure (Early Medieval) - (Medieval)

Canmore ID 29496

Site Number NO16SW 36

NGR NO 1390 6365

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 (September 1988)

NO16SW 36 1390 6365.

A single compartment building is adjoined on the S by an enclosure. The building, which has a rounded W end and an entrance in the S wall, measures 8.8m from E to W by 4.7m transversely over stone wall-footings; the enclosure measures 23.3m from WNW to ESE by 17.5m transversely within a stony bank 1.8m in thickness.

Visited by RCAHMS (PC) September 1988.


Geophysical Survey (16 December 2011 - 5 November 2012)

NO 1390 6370 A magnetic survey was carried out, 16 December 2011 – 5 November 2012, to provide a broad context for the excavations at Lair being conducted by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust. The area has been occupied repeatedly, possibly from as early as the Neolithic. An area of c3ha has been covered so far but much of the site is in deep heather and progress is slow. A wide variety of magnetic features have been mapped.

Archive: Perth and Kinross SMR and RCAHMS ( intended)

Funder: Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust

Peter Morris, Blairgowrie Geoscience, 2012

(Source: DES)


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