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Rhynd, enclosure 800m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4112 / 56°24'40"N

Longitude: -2.8657 / 2°51'56"W

OS Eastings: 346679

OS Northings: 724665

OS Grid: NO466246

Mapcode National: GBR 2N.043G

Mapcode Global: WH7RR.Y3KY

Entry Name: Rhynd, enclosure 800m N of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6805

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Leuchars

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 10m OD. It comprises a circular enclosure some 40m in overall diameter with a ditch about 2m wide. Its SE arc is not visible.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains of the enclosed settlement and an area around, within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 70m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

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. It may be expected to contain material relating to the economy and environment of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 42 SE 44.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1979) F/7101 NO42SE44.

RCAHMS (1979) F/7102 NO42SE44.

RCAHMS (1979) F/7103 NO42SE44, 45.

RCAHMS (1990) F/7102 NO42SE44.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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