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Mumrills, enclosure 250m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Lower Braes, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9975 / 55°59'50"N

Longitude: -3.731 / 3°43'51"W

OS Eastings: 292136

OS Northings: 679634

OS Grid: NS921796

Mapcode National: GBR 1M.V1RV

Mapcode Global: WH5R0.NJK3

Entry Name: Mumrills, enclosure 250m E of

Scheduled Date: 30 July 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6416

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Falkirk

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Lower Braes

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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 20m OD. It comprises the remains of a roughly circular enclosure some 30m in diameter. It is defined by a ditch which measures up to about 4m across. The enclosure is located close to the line of the Antonine Wall and Mumrills Roman fort.

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 50m 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. It is of particular interest because of its proximity to the Antonine Wall.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 97 NW 16.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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