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Boghall, ring ditch 350m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1671 / 56°10'1"N

Longitude: -4.13 / 4°7'48"W

OS Eastings: 267834

OS Northings: 699207

OS Grid: NS678992

Mapcode National: GBR 14.HG4N

Mapcode Global: WH4NX.J8J1

Entry Name: Boghall, ring ditch 350m SW of

Scheduled Date: 25 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6539

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring ditch house of later prehistoric date, visible on oblique aerial photographs due to differential crop growth.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises a ring ditch some 12m in diameter with a ditch up to about 2m wide. Ring ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the ring ditch and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 40m 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 house construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 69 NE 28.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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