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Sauchinford Cottages,ring ditch 300m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Bannockburn, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0708 / 56°4'14"N

Longitude: -3.8845 / 3°53'4"W

OS Eastings: 282784

OS Northings: 688043

OS Grid: NS827880

Mapcode National: GBR 1F.PH9J

Mapcode Global: WH4PF.9NGX

Entry Name: Sauchinford Cottages,ring ditch 300m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 7 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6479

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: St Ninians

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Bannockburn

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring ditch house of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on level ground in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a ring ditch some 12-14m in diameter within a ditch some 2-3m wide. Ring ditches such as these have been found on excavation to represent former timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date. In the immediate vicinity are several other, less well-defined cropmarks that may represent the remains of contemporary occupation.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a 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. Its importance is greatly enhanced by the proximity of several other sites, probably of similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 88 NW 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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