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Easter Kinnear, unenclosed settlement 650m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Latitude: 56.4031 / 56°24'11"N

Longitude: -2.9619 / 2°57'42"W

OS Eastings: 340732

OS Northings: 723841

OS Grid: NO407238

Mapcode National: GBR 2K.0DKB

Mapcode Global: WH7RQ.GBT5

Entry Name: Easter Kinnear, unenclosed settlement 650m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 9 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6801

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Kilmany

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises at least four disc-shaped cropmarks, measuring between 5m to 10m in diameter. Some 30m to the E is a curved length of ditch which may be the remains of an enclosure. The cropmarks are likely to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 100m E-W by 80m NNE-SSW, and its E boundary is formed by the edge of the public road. The area is 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 42 SW 57.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1989) B21142 NO42SW57.

RCAHMS (1989) B21145 NO42SW57.

RCAHMS (1990) F/9316/TR NO42SW57.

RCAHMS (1991) F/9205/TR NO42SW58, 59.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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