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Waterside, palisaded enclosure 1050m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.2228 / 56°13'21"N

Longitude: -3.9786 / 3°58'43"W

OS Eastings: 277411

OS Northings: 705116

OS Grid: NN774051

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.CS60

Mapcode Global: WH4NL.VVLF

Entry Name: Waterside, palisaded enclosure 1050m W of

Scheduled Date: 25 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6547

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: Dunblane and Lecropt

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 140m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 25m in diameter defined by a narrow palisade trench. Excavation has shown that such structures generally date to the 1st millennium BC and represent the remains of enclosed farming settlements.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it 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.

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



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 70 NE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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