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Spittal Of Glenshee

Non Antiquity

Site Name Spittal Of Glenshee

Classification Non Antiquity

Canmore ID 29631

Site Number NO17SW 4

NGR NO 11 70

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

Archaeology Notes

NO17SW 4 11 70.

No evidence of a hospital at Spittal of Glenshee has been discovered. The earliest reference found is to the lands of "Spittale of Glensche" in 1542. The possibility that there was a chapel in Glenshee is suggested by the mention of the Chapel-crofts in 1615 and 1641.

D E Easson 1957

It is generally believed locally that Spittal is a corruption of the Gaelic work meaning,'narrow pass between the hills,' and is not associated with a hospital. If this translation is correct the name Spittal fits the position perfectly. There is no evidence suggesting the existence of either a chapel or hospital on the site (see NO17SW 11).

Visited by RCAHMS (IMS) 24 April 1987.


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