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Walton,enclosure 650m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Bo'ness and Blackness, Falkirk

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Latitude: 56.0013 / 56°0'4"N

Longitude: -3.5533 / 3°33'11"W

OS Eastings: 303225

OS Northings: 679799

OS Grid: NT032797

Mapcode National: GBR 1T.TZN3

Mapcode Global: WH5R3.DF54

Entry Name: Walton,enclosure 650m NE of

Scheduled Date: 3 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6487

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Bo'Ness and Carriden

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness

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 on a ridge of locally high ground in arable farmland at around 75m OD. It comprises a roughly oval enclosure some 35m NW-SE by about 25m. It is defined by a ditch some 2m in width. Darker patches inside the enclosure may indicate the remains of former domestic structures.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is a circle missing a small part of the N side, where its boundary is formed by a field margin. The area has a maximum diameter of 60m 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 prehistoric enclosed sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 07 NW 49.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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