Purin, fort 350m SW of

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Building summary
[photo awaited]
Name Purin fort
Date Prehistoric
See map
OS grid ref NO 26611 05801
Latitude & longitude 56°14'21"N 3°11'8"W

Purin fort is a prehistoric monument near Purin, on the eastern slopes of the East Lomond Hill.

HES Scheduled monument designation details[1]
Reference: SM6938 Date added: 18/08/1999
Address/Site Name

Purin, fort 350m SW of


Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill fort and promontory fort)


The monument comprises the remains of a fort of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument is situated on a hillside, on a slight platform facing NE. It lies in what is presently arable farmland at around 195m OD. It comprises the remains of a sub-circular shaped fort measuring about 80m in maximum diameter. [...]

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric defended settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Further references

"Parchmarks in grass photographed in 1978 and 1994 have revealed a small fortification occupying a prominent hillock that forms the summit of a minor spur projecting from a NE-facing hillside above Purin. [...]"[2]