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Myreside, enclosure 100m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Howe of Fife and Tay Coast, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2594 / 56°15'33"N

Longitude: -3.1234 / 3°7'24"W

OS Eastings: 330506

OS Northings: 708001

OS Grid: NO305080

Mapcode National: GBR 2C.9L7V

Mapcode Global: WH6R2.ZXVV

Entry Name: Myreside, enclosure 100m S of

Scheduled Date: 11 April 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6646

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Kettle

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a C-shaped enclosure measuring about 20m in diameter with a ditch about 2m wide. The ditch extends out westwards into a hook some 8m in length, and there is an amorphous cropmark about 5m in diameter on the interior of this hook.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible remains and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 50m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

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

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 30 NW 70.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1989) B22616 NO30NW70.

RCAHMS (1983) F/12276 NO30NW70.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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