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Househill,enclosure and part of Roman camp 250m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Bonnybridge and Larbert, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0181 / 56°1'5"N

Longitude: -3.8583 / 3°51'29"W

OS Eastings: 284258

OS Northings: 682135

OS Grid: NS842821

Mapcode National: GBR 1G.SWQB

Mapcode Global: WH4PM.PZXT

Entry Name: Househill,enclosure and part of Roman camp 250m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 7 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6483

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive); Roman: camp

Location: Dunipace

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Bonnybridge and Larbert

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date and part of a Roman temporary camp, both represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in rolling arable farmland at around 35m OD. It comprises a roughly oval enclosure some 50m N-S by about 40m E-W. It is defined by a narrow ditch which measures about 2m in width. The enclosure is located within a Roman temporary camp, the ditch of which is visible as a cropmark in the adjacent field.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and part of the Roman temporary camp, and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 100m 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. The relationship between the enclosure and the Roman temporary camp will be important to our understanding of interaction between Roman and native in southern Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 88 SW 33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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