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Bonhard House,palisaded homestead 350m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Linlithgow, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9978 / 55°59'51"N

Longitude: -3.5835 / 3°35'0"W

OS Eastings: 301332

OS Northings: 679443

OS Grid: NT013794

Mapcode National: GBR 1S.V4X4

Mapcode Global: WH5R2.XHQW

Entry Name: Bonhard House,palisaded homestead 350m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 3 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6486

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Bo'Ness and Carriden

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Linlithgow

Traditional County: West Lothian


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 120m OD. It comprises the remains of a sub-circular palisaded homestead some 35m in overall diameter, with a ditch some 1m wide. Within the enclosure is a dark cropmark which appears to represent the remains of a former domestic structure approximately 10m in diameter. There are several other such enclosures in the vicinity.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmarks and an area around them 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 enhanced by its proximity to other sites which appear to be broadly similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 07 NW 57.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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