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Balmalcolm Farm, henge 240m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Howe of Fife and Tay Coast, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2667 / 56°15'59"N

Longitude: -3.1037 / 3°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 331736

OS Northings: 708789

OS Grid: NO317087

Mapcode National: GBR 2C.94PQ

Mapcode Global: WH6R3.9R98

Entry Name: Balmalcolm Farm, henge 240m NW of

Scheduled Date: 15 May 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6835

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: henge

Location: Kettle

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument comprises a henge, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs. Henges are prehistoric ceremonial enclosures, dating from the Neolithic period.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a circular enclosure some 30m in internal diameter, within a ditch about 4m wide. It has a broad entrance on the E.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains of the henge and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 70m as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices. It may be expected to contain archaeological material relating to its construction and use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 30 NW 77.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) F/12770 NO30NW77.

RCAHMS (1993) C10933 NO30NW77, 127.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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