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Doghillock, dun 700m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Denny and Banknock, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0397 / 56°2'22"N

Longitude: -3.8923 / 3°53'32"W

OS Eastings: 282207

OS Northings: 684595

OS Grid: NS822845

Mapcode National: GBR 1F.RFJZ

Mapcode Global: WH4PM.5GT7

Entry Name: Doghillock, dun 700m N of

Scheduled Date: 12 May 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6929

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Dunipace

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Denny and Banknock

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a dun or broch of later prehistoric date.

The monument lies in rough ground at around 100m OD. It is surrounded by the infilled remains of a former quarry, now partly back in agricultural use. The monument survives as a gorse-covered stony mound some 15-20m in diameter.

It comprises the remains of a massive stone structure, probably a broch or dun, and was identified as such during the 1980s when walling was visible. As such it forms an unexcavated counterpart to Tappoch broch, Tor Wood, 1km to the ENE.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 50m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an extremely rare example of an unexcavated lowland dun or broch. As such it is an invaluable resource for our understanding of the Later Iron Age and Roman period in southern Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 88 SW 49.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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