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Plean Farm,palisaded enclosure 150m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Bannockburn, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0738 / 56°4'25"N

Longitude: -3.8778 / 3°52'40"W

OS Eastings: 283210

OS Northings: 688368

OS Grid: NS832883

Mapcode National: GBR 1F.PBSW

Mapcode Global: WH4PF.DLNL

Entry Name: Plean Farm,palisaded enclosure 150m NE of

Scheduled Date: 7 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6482

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 in arable farmland at around 45m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 50m in diameter defined by a palisade trench with an entrance in the SE. Inside the enclosure are the remains of several pits and a circular structure some 15m in diameter. The W side of the enclosure has been destroyed by the construction of the B9124 road.

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 semi-circular with a maximum diameter of 70m 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 potential is greatly enhanced by the proximity of other sites of similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 88 NW 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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