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Fetterdale, unenclosed settlement 300m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Latitude: 56.4223 / 56°25'20"N

Longitude: -2.8612 / 2°51'40"W

OS Eastings: 346972

OS Northings: 725900

OS Grid: NO469259

Mapcode National: GBR VN.6CCK

Mapcode Global: WH7RL.0TSY

Entry Name: Fetterdale, unenclosed settlement 300m NW of

Scheduled Date: 28 April 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6909

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Forgan

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 10m OD. It comprises at least three sub-circular dark cropmarks, measuring about 4-6m in diameter. The remains of a possible ring-ditch lie some 100m to the E; only the N half is visible, some 15m in diameter. There are several pits.

The cropmarks represent the remains of former timber houses and associated buildings.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible remains and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is an irregular quadrilateral, with maximum dimensions of 140m E-W by 90m N-S by 160m 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 42 NE 32.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1990) F/12903/TR NO42NE32.

RCAHMS (1983) F/12903 NO42NE32.

RCAHMS (1983) F/12902 NO42NE32.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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