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Craighead,palisaded enclosure 400m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1587 / 56°9'31"N

Longitude: -4.1194 / 4°7'9"W

OS Eastings: 268465

OS Northings: 698248

OS Grid: NS684982

Mapcode National: GBR 14.HYB4

Mapcode Global: WH4NX.PGLH

Entry Name: Craighead,palisaded enclosure 400m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6474

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a palisaded settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 20m OD above a sharp break of slope. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 40-50m in diameter defined by a palisade trench of which all but the S arc is visible. There appear to be the remains of further ditches of irregular form to the N of the enclosure.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 90m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

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

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 69 NE 18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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