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Quinlochmore, fort 450m east of Catythirsty Well

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0021 / 56°0'7"N

Longitude: -4.383 / 4°22'58"W

OS Eastings: 251496

OS Northings: 681359

OS Grid: NS514813

Mapcode National: GBR 0T.TZ6X

Mapcode Global: WH3NF.ND2K

Entry Name: Quinlochmore, fort 450m E of Catythirsty Well

Scheduled Date: 13 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7000

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Killearn

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


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

The monument lies on a prominent ridge at around 200m OD. It comprises the remains of an oval fort measuring some 40m NW-SE by 30m E-W, defined by a stone wall. There are no unambiguous signs of structures within the interior but the irregular surface of the ground may reflect the presence of buried structural remains.

To the NW the fort is defended by a rock-cut ditch some 2m in depth, accompanied by an earth and stone bank approximately 1.5m high and some 26m in length. This outwork divides the SE end of the summit, on which the fort lies, from the featureless NW part.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the earthworks of the fort and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 100m 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 later prehistoric defensive settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 58 SW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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