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Murrayshall Farm, dun 200m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Stirling West, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0943 / 56°5'39"N

Longitude: -3.9847 / 3°59'4"W

OS Eastings: 276626

OS Northings: 690837

OS Grid: NS766908

Mapcode National: GBR 19.N4S9

Mapcode Global: WH4PC.R2QT

Entry Name: Murrayshall Farm, dun 200m SE of

Scheduled Date: 13 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7016

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: St Ninians

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Stirling West

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument comprises the remains of a dun and outworks of later prehistoric date.

The dun occupies the summit of a prominent and steep-sided rocky knoll at around 95m OD. It appears to have been some 20m in internal diameter and its interior contains numerous surface irregularities which may represent buried structural remains.

The base of knoll is partly encircled by a stone wall, 3 courses high in places. This is best preserved on the S and SE of the knoll and fades out around the NW and N. It appears to be absent, however, on the NE, where the knoll is sheer-sided.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described above and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is part of a circle on plan, measuring a maximum of 80m NW-SE by 65m 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 defensive settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 79 SE 50.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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