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Dasher, fort 600m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1219 / 56°7'18"N

Longitude: -4.1435 / 4°8'36"W

OS Eastings: 266842

OS Northings: 694202

OS Grid: NS668942

Mapcode National: GBR 13.LC3V

Mapcode Global: WH4P3.BD46

Entry Name: Dasher, fort 600m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7009

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kippen

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a fort of prehistoric date surviving as a series of earthworks.

The monument occupies the summit of a promontory overlooking the Boquhan Burn, at around 55m OD. The site is now covered by a forestry plantation. The monument comprises the remains of an oval fort with internal measurements of approximately 60m NE-SW by 35m.

The NW side has been defended by 2 ramparts, both appearing as low banks or scarps. Each has a narrow gap on the NNE, probably representing the original entrance. To S and E, the natural slope appears to have provided sufficient defence.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the fort and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 100m NE-SW by 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 defensive settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 69 SE 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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