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Bonhard House,enclosure 500m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Linlithgow, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.997 / 55°59'49"N

Longitude: -3.5865 / 3°35'11"W

OS Eastings: 301147

OS Northings: 679363

OS Grid: NT011793

Mapcode National: GBR 1S.V47L

Mapcode Global: WH5R2.WJBH

Entry Name: Bonhard House,enclosure 500m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 3 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6485

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Bo'Ness and Carriden

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Linlithgow

Traditional County: West Lothian


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 120m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 20m in diameter. It is defined by a ditch which measures some 2m-3m in width. Darker patches inside the enclosure appear to indicate the remains of former domestic structures. The monument lies close to other sites which appear to be of broadly similar date.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 70m 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 enhanced by its proximity to other sites which appear to be of broadly similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 07 NW 56.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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