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East Coldoch, enclosure and ring ditch 200m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1627 / 56°9'45"N

Longitude: -4.0895 / 4°5'22"W

OS Eastings: 270337

OS Northings: 698630

OS Grid: NS703986

Mapcode National: GBR 15.HR8G

Mapcode Global: WH4NY.4CWH

Entry Name: East Coldoch, enclosure and ring ditch 200m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 26 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6541

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kincardine (Stirling)

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement and ring ditch house of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on a prominent knoll in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 35m in diameter within a ditch some 4m wide. It has a well-defined E-facing entrance. Inside the enclosure are the remains of a former timber roundhouse some 20m in diameter. Immediately to the S of the enclosure is a ring ditch some 15m in diameter within a ditch about 3m wide. This whole group of features lies within a seemingly earlier 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 100m 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. The apparent multi-period construction of the enclosure is of particular importance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 79 NW 34.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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