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Lathallan, palisaded enclosure 150m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Lower Braes, Falkirk

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Latitude: 55.9851 / 55°59'6"N

Longitude: -3.6794 / 3°40'45"W

OS Eastings: 295322

OS Northings: 678174

OS Grid: NS953781

Mapcode National: GBR 1P.VTLY

Mapcode Global: WH5R1.GT4M

Entry Name: Lathallan, palisaded enclosure 150m N of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6919

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Muiravonside

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Lower Braes

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


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

The monument lies in undulating arable farmland at around 50m OD. It comprises a roughly oval enclosure some 60m E-W by 40m N-S. It is defined by a narrow palisade trench which measures approximately 1m wide, and appears to have had a W facing entrance. The monument lies within 1.5km of the Antonine Wall and another palisaded enclosure lies some 400m to the N.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark enclosure and an area within and around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 80m 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. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its proximity to other sites of potentially similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 97 NE 47.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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