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Myot Hill,fort

A Scheduled Monument in Denny and Banknock, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0198 / 56°1'11"N

Longitude: -3.9572 / 3°57'26"W

OS Eastings: 278096

OS Northings: 682498

OS Grid: NS780824

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.SQYD

Mapcode Global: WH4PL.5YVH

Entry Name: Myot Hill,fort

Scheduled Date: 18 February 1964

Last Amended: 23 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2381

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Denny

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Denny and Banknock

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

The monument is a fort of the Iron Age. It was scheduled in 1964. The fort occupies the summit of a steep easily defended hill; for this reason the defences are not now, and probably have never been, particularly impressive. The defended area measures 65m E-W by 40m transversely. There are only slight traces of defences along the tops of the steep slopes to N, W and S. On the easier approach, from the E, there are two very slight lines of defence. The entrance seems to lie near the S end of these walls. Excavation would recover information of considerable value in the form of houses hearth and defensive structures. Within the area are two radio buildings and a mast. They are specifically excluded from the scheduling. An area measuring 94m E-W by 59m is proposed for rescheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fort of the Iron Age which has the potential to enhance our understanding of settlement and defence in the Iron Age.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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