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Waterloo, enclosure 300m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Latitude: 56.4058 / 56°24'20"N

Longitude: -3.0181 / 3°1'5"W

OS Eastings: 337268

OS Northings: 724196

OS Grid: NO372241

Mapcode National: GBR 2G.0CXD

Mapcode Global: WH7RP.M801

Entry Name: Waterloo, enclosure 300m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6908

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Balmerino

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife


The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 65m OD. It comprises an oval enclosure some 40m N-S by 25m, within a ditch some 2m wide. It appears to have an entrance on the SW. The E side of the enclosure is indistinct.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible remains and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m, 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 settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 32 SE 57.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1990) B43092 NO32SE57.

RCAHMS (1990) B43094 NO32SE57.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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