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Stacks,enclosure 250m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Bo'ness and Blackness, Falkirk

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Latitude: 56.0046 / 56°0'16"N

Longitude: -3.5446 / 3°32'40"W

OS Eastings: 303779

OS Northings: 680151

OS Grid: NT037801

Mapcode National: GBR 1V.TMND

Mapcode Global: WH5R3.JBBM

Entry Name: Stacks,enclosure 250m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 3 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6489

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 in arable farmland on a natural plateau at around 45m OD. It comprises a roughly oval enclosure some 35m N-S by about 40m E-W. It is defined by a ditch which measures up to 3m wide. A dark feature inside the enclosure may represent the remains of a former domestic structure. The monument lies close to several other enclosures of broadly similar 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 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 of broadly similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT O8 SW 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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