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Kelly Bridge, palisaded enclosure 250m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Clackmannanshire East, Clackmannanshire

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Latitude: 56.1618 / 56°9'42"N

Longitude: -3.6629 / 3°39'46"W

OS Eastings: 296824

OS Northings: 697810

OS Grid: NS968978

Mapcode National: GBR 1P.HYXD

Mapcode Global: WH5Q8.PDZ5

Entry Name: Kelly Bridge, palisaded enclosure 250m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 26 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6544

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Muckhart

County: Clackmannanshire

Electoral Ward: Clackmannanshire East

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a palisaded settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 50m in diameter. It is defined by a palisade trench which measures about 1-2m in width. Darker patches inside the enclosure may indicate the remains of former domestic structures. There is a scatter of pits across the field in which the monument lies.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 70m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 99 NE 17.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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