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Sauchinford Cottages, palisaded enclosure 100m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Bannockburn, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0738 / 56°4'25"N

Longitude: -3.8845 / 3°53'4"W

OS Eastings: 282795

OS Northings: 688381

OS Grid: NS827883

Mapcode National: GBR 1F.P99J

Mapcode Global: WH4PF.9LHK

Entry Name: Sauchinford Cottages, palisaded enclosure 100m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 4 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6548

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: St Ninians

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Bannockburn

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


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

The monument lies on moderatly level ground close to the foot of a slope in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 20m in diameter defined by a palisade trench. There are indications of two phases of settlement represented by a projecting arc of palisade on the E side of the enclosure. Darker patches inside the enclosure may indicate the remains of former domestic structures as may a number of pits scattered across the field.

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 and economy. Its importance is enhanced by the proximity of other sites, probably of similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 88 NW 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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