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Inverdovat, ring ditch 650m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Latitude: 56.4291 / 56°25'44"N

Longitude: -2.9258 / 2°55'32"W

OS Eastings: 342998

OS Northings: 726706

OS Grid: NO429267

Mapcode National: GBR VL.YVRS

Mapcode Global: WH7RK.1N1R

Entry Name: Inverdovat, ring ditch 650m S of

Scheduled Date: 23 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7087

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Forgan

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife


The monument comprises a ring-ditch house of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 60m OD. It comprises a circular ditch some 12m in overall diameter, the ditch measuring about 1.5m wide. Ring-ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

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 40m, 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 42 NW 45.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1986) A28737 NO42NW45.

RCAHMS (1986) A28735 NO42NW45.

RCAHMS (1991) F12918/TR NO42NW45.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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