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East Coldoch, palisaded enclosure 400m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1642 / 56°9'51"N

Longitude: -4.0903 / 4°5'25"W

OS Eastings: 270288

OS Northings: 698809

OS Grid: NS702988

Mapcode National: GBR 15.HR19

Mapcode Global: WH4NY.4BH8

Entry Name: East Coldoch, palisaded enclosure 400m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 26 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6540

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a palisaded settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 35m OD. It comprises a roughly oval enclosure some 40m E-W by about 45m N-S, defined by a palisade trench with an E-facing entrance marked by well-defined terminals. The enclosure appears to overlie two other, less clearly visible, palisade trenches, possibly part of a double palisaded enclosure.

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 90m 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. The importance of the site is enhanced by the multi-period nature of its construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 79 NW 35.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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