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Gartfairn, enclosure 100m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0784 / 56°4'42"N

Longitude: -4.5195 / 4°31'10"W

OS Eastings: 243296

OS Northings: 690145

OS Grid: NS432901

Mapcode National: GBR 0N.P4MZ

Mapcode Global: WH3MZ.KH23

Entry Name: Gartfairn, enclosure 100m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6998

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Buchanan

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 60m in diameter within a ditch some 2-3m wide. Darker patches inside the enclosure may indicate the remains of former domestic structures.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmarks 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 90m 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 49 SW 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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