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The Clash, palisaded enclosure 550m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.2314 / 56°13'52"N

Longitude: -4.2076 / 4°12'27"W

OS Eastings: 263244

OS Northings: 706506

OS Grid: NN632065

Mapcode National: GBR 11.C8R0

Mapcode Global: WH4NH.BMLT

Entry Name: The Clash, palisaded enclosure 550m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 16 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6966

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

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 on relatively level ground in arable farmland at around 70m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 35m in diameter defined by a palisade trench. Inside the enclosure are indications of the remains of a former domestic structure some 10m in diameter. Close to the NW of the enclosure are the remains of a possible ring ditch house, also of prehistoric date, and several other cropmarks which may represent the remains of related structures.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it and to its NW in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is rectangular with dimensions of 90m NNW-SSE by 60m as marked in red on the accompanying map. The above-ground elements of the field boundary which forms the SW edge of the monument are excluded from the scheduling.

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 greatly enhanced by its proximity to other, potentially contemporary, palisaded sites in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 60 NW 20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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