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Spittalton,enclosure 150m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1673 / 56°10'2"N

Longitude: -4.116 / 4°6'57"W

OS Eastings: 268706

OS Northings: 699202

OS Grid: NS687992

Mapcode National: GBR 14.HK8Z

Mapcode Global: WH4NX.R76W

Entry Name: Spittalton,enclosure 150m E of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6473

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

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

The monument lies on a prominent knoll in arable farmland at around 45m OD, overlooking the Forth Valley. It comprises a roughly oval enclosure measuring some 50m NW-SE by about 50m NE-SW within a ditch which is 4m-5m wide. The enclosure has a well-defined SE-facing entrance.

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 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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