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Castlehill, hut circle 350m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Stirling West, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0948 / 56°5'41"N

Longitude: -3.9933 / 3°59'35"W

OS Eastings: 276092

OS Northings: 690904

OS Grid: NS760909

Mapcode National: GBR 19.N2VB

Mapcode Global: WH4PC.M2NG

Entry Name: Castlehill, hut circle 350m S of

Scheduled Date: 13 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7017

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: St Ninians

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Stirling West

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a hut circle of prehistoric date.

The monument occupies the summit of a low rocky knoll at around 110m OD. It comprises a hut circle, the remains of a prehistoric roundhouse. This is some 12m in internal diameter, defined by a low grass-covered stony bank.

A smaller, oval structure appears to adjoin it to the E, although this may be simply be the remains of a much later bothy. A level area with signs of former enclosing banks occupies the level ground immediately to the N of the hut circle. This may be the remains of a contemporary yard.

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 circular with a diameter of 55m 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

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 79 SE 61.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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