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Stacks,enclosure 250m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Bo'ness and Blackness, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0044 / 56°0'15"N

Longitude: -3.5532 / 3°33'11"W

OS Eastings: 303238

OS Northings: 680143

OS Grid: NT032801

Mapcode National: GBR 1T.TRPK

Mapcode Global: WH5R3.DB6S

Entry Name: Stacks,enclosure 250m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 3 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6490

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 60m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 50m in diameter. It is defined by a ditch which measures up to about 3m wide. A darker patch inside the enclosure may indicate the survival of the remains of former domestic structures. The enclosure is one of several in this area, close to the Roman fort at Carriden.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is a circle lacking part of its SW edge, where the boundary of the area to be scheduled is formed by the W side of a track. It measures a maximum of 70m across, 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 the proximity of other sites which appear to be of broadly similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 08 SW 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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