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Darnbogue, palisaded enclosure 200m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Bannockburn, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0756 / 56°4'32"N

Longitude: -3.8295 / 3°49'46"W

OS Eastings: 286225

OS Northings: 688482

OS Grid: NS862884

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.P9MW

Mapcode Global: WH5QL.4KQ7

Entry Name: Darnbogue, palisaded enclosure 200m SW of

Scheduled Date: 2 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7018

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 later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD. The enclosure is defined by two concentric palisade slots which define an overall area of approximately 60m NE-SW by about 50m. The palisade lines are some 5m-8m apart and each is some 1m-2m wide. Palisaded enclosures are a characteristic monument of the 1st millennium BC in Scotland.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it 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 and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 88 NE 48.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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