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Pusk, enclosure 300m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Latitude: 56.3717 / 56°22'18"N

Longitude: -2.9058 / 2°54'20"W

OS Eastings: 344147

OS Northings: 720305

OS Grid: NO441203

Mapcode National: GBR 2M.2F41

Mapcode Global: WH7RY.B3JP

Entry Name: Pusk, enclosure 300m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 30 May 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6739

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Leuchars

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife


The monument comprises a rectilinear enclosure of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 20m OD. It comprises a sub-rectangular enclosure some 70m NNW-SSE by about 55m, with a ditch approximately 2m wide. It appears to have an entrance in its N side. There is a hook-shaped cropmark at the southern edge of the interior

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is rectangular, measuring 100m NNW-SSE by 90m as marked in red on the acompanying 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 24.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) F/9166 NO42SW24.

RCAHMS (1982) F/9168 NO42SW24.

RCAHMS (1990) F/6417 NO42SW24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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