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The Clash, enclosure 400m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.2308 / 56°13'50"N

Longitude: -4.2045 / 4°12'16"W

OS Eastings: 263440

OS Northings: 706432

OS Grid: NN634064

Mapcode National: GBR 11.CHFB

Mapcode Global: WH4NH.DN38

Entry Name: The Clash, enclosure 400m SW of

Scheduled Date: 16 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6967

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 enclosure of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 70m OD and is crossed by a field boundary. It comprises a roughly oval enclosure, measuring some 50m N-S by about 35m E-W, defined by a palisade trench. There are indications of the remains of domestic structures within the enclosure.

The area close to the monument contains several other enclosures of similar form with which this example may be associated. Such sites appear to represent prehistoric settlements, usually dating to the first half of the 1st millennium BC.

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 90m as marked in red on the accompanying map. Above-ground elements of the field boundary which runs across the site 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monuments as NN 60 NW 21.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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