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East Torrie, fort 300m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2094 / 56°12'33"N

Longitude: -4.1657 / 4°9'56"W

OS Eastings: 265768

OS Northings: 703981

OS Grid: NN657039

Mapcode National: GBR 13.DL4B

Mapcode Global: WH4NP.Z6H3

Entry Name: East Torrie, fort 300m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6984

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort of prehistoric date lying under pasture.

The monument occupies the summit of a low hill at around 100m OD. It comprises the remains of a fort, some 90m WNW-ESE by about 70m, defined by a rampart, surviving as a scarp up to about 2.2m high, and traces of an external ditch.

The ditch has probably not been continuous, seemingly having terminated at the edge of the steeper S and E slopes of the hill which, in themselves, may have provided adequate defence. Although reduced by ploughing in the past, the monument remainsa characteristic example of an Iron Age hillfort.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the fort and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 110m 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 defensive settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NN 60 SE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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