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Woodside,homestead 600m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Stirling West, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0967 / 56°5'48"N

Longitude: -4.005 / 4°0'17"W

OS Eastings: 275369

OS Northings: 691136

OS Grid: NS753911

Mapcode National: GBR 19.MS8C

Mapcode Global: WH4PC.G120

Entry Name: Woodside,homestead 600m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 18 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4599

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: St Ninians

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Stirling West

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument is a D-shaped homestead of the Iron Age, measuring 50m by 35m within a low wall some 1.7m across. The interior has been scooped out of the slope to a depth of 1.2m; there are the remains of two stone walled round houses and several stony banks in the interior. A small enclosure, probably associated with the homestead, lies directly to the E. This enclosure is included in the

scheduling. The area to be scheduled measures 100m WNW-ESE by 70m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved homestead of the Iron Age (some 2000 to 3000 years old) which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of settlement and agriculture in later prehistory. It is of particular importance because it is one of the few preserved field monuments in the Central Region.

Taken with the other Iron Age sites and structures which do survive (notably the cropmark forts and settlement around Stirling, some of which have been excavated) the monument is of further national importance for its potential to increase our knowledge of the development, organisation and use of the Iron Age landscape in central Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS79SE 54.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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