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Ramornie Mill, unenclosed settlement 300m south west of

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

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Latitude: 56.2685 / 56°16'6"N

Longitude: -3.095 / 3°5'42"W

OS Eastings: 332277

OS Northings: 708988

OS Grid: NO322089

Mapcode National: GBR 2D.90LV

Mapcode Global: WH6R3.FPDV

Entry Name: Ramornie Mill, unenclosed settlement 300m SW of

Scheduled Date: 2 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6901

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Kettle

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a variety of settlement features. Towards the E boundary there is a sub-circular enclosure about 16m in internal diameter, within a ditch up to 4m broad. In its interior there is a crescent-shaped cropmark measuring about 10m in length which probably represents the remains of a timber roundhouse.

To the W of this enclosure are a number of other disc-shaped and more amorphous cropmarks, varying in diameter from 6m to 8m. Also visible are several fragmentary rectilinear and sub-circular enclosures, lengths of ditch, scattered pits and other indeterminate remains, all of which may be expected to represent associated structures.

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 irregular, with maximum dimensions of 200m NE-SW by 140m NNW-SSE, 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 30 NW 126.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1989) B22326 NO30NW126.

RCAHMS (1989) B22327 NO30NW126.

RCAHMS (1990) B22324B/TR NO30NW126.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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