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Avondale House,palisaded enclosure 630m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Lower Braes, Falkirk

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Latitude: 55.9891 / 55°59'20"N

Longitude: -3.6776 / 3°40'39"W

OS Eastings: 295441

OS Northings: 678617

OS Grid: NS954786

Mapcode National: GBR 1P.VMRL

Mapcode Global: WH5R1.GQZK

Entry Name: Avondale House,palisaded enclosure 630m S of

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5646

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: Grangemouth

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Lower Braes

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument consists of the site of a prehistoric enclosed

settlement. The prehistoric settlement is visible on aerial photographs as an oval ditched enclosure about 60m from E-W. The S side of the enclosure has been destroyed by the building of the M9 motorway. Experience derived from the excavation of other similar cropmark sites indicates that this is a prehistoric settlement site defined by a palisaded boundary.

Within the palisaded enclosure traces of timber-built houses and other structures are likely to survive. This settlement site is probably between 2,500 and 1,800 years old. The area to be scheduled measures 105m WNW-ESE by a maximum of 55m N-S, to include the palisaded enclosure and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric domestic land economic organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS97NE 55.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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