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Cauldhame, enclosure 200m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Latitude: 56.4253 / 56°25'30"N

Longitude: -2.9064 / 2°54'23"W

OS Eastings: 344187

OS Northings: 726263

OS Grid: NO441262

Mapcode National: GBR VM.L0VZ

Mapcode Global: WH7RK.BR7P

Entry Name: Cauldhame, enclosure 200m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7094

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Forgan

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 25m OD. It comprises a sub-square enclosure with sides of about 12m, within a ditch about 1m broad. The enclosure may be expected to contain evidence of settlement.

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 square, aligned N-S with sides of 50m, 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 42 NW 69.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1991) F/9224/TR NO42NW69.

RCAHMS (1982) F/9225 NO42NW69.

RCAHMS (1982) F/9224 NO42NW69.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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