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Myrehead,enclosure 750m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Upper Braes, Falkirk

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Latitude: 55.9839 / 55°59'2"N

Longitude: -3.6495 / 3°38'58"W

OS Eastings: 297180

OS Northings: 677997

OS Grid: NS971779

Mapcode National: GBR 1Q.W226

Mapcode Global: WH5R1.XV9J

Entry Name: Myrehead,enclosure 750m NE of

Scheduled Date: 7 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6484

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Muiravonside

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Upper Braes

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


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 prominent sandy hillock in rolling arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure some 20m in diameter with a ditch up to about 2.5m wide. A darker patch inside may indicate the remains of a former domestic structure.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is almost circular with 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 97 NE 38.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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