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Blackness House, enclosure 50m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Bo'ness and Blackness, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0027 / 56°0'9"N

Longitude: -3.5257 / 3°31'32"W

OS Eastings: 304948

OS Northings: 679912

OS Grid: NT049799

Mapcode National: GBR 1V.TZV1

Mapcode Global: WH5R3.TD83

Entry Name: Blackness House, enclosure 50m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 27 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6445

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

Description

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 25m OD on locally high ground commanding extensive views. It comprises the remains of a roughly circular enclosure some 20m in diameter. It is defined by a ditch which measures about 3m-4m in width and has an E-facing entrance. The cropmarks are characteristic of an enclosed settlement of later prehistoric date.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmarks and an area around them in which traces of associated material may be expected to survive. It is sub-circular with a maximum diameter of 40m 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 later prehistoric enclosed sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 07 NW 54.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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