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Netherton, ring ditch 300m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1915 / 56°11'29"N

Longitude: -4.0326 / 4°1'57"W

OS Eastings: 273965

OS Northings: 701734

OS Grid: NN739017

Mapcode National: GBR 18.FS20

Mapcode Global: WH4NS.1M0W

Entry Name: Netherton, ring ditch 300m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 25 August 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6994

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring ditch house of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on locally high ground in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It comprises a ring ditch some 15-18m in diameter with a ditch some 2-3m wide, and a W-facing entrance. A darker patch inside the ring ditch appears to indicate the presence of surviving internal deposits. Close by, to the E, are further cropmarks, which, although less clear, may represent the remains of a second ring ditch of similar dimensions.

Ring ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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