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Drumtenant, enclosures & unenclosed settlement 380m WNW of

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

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Latitude: 56.2711 / 56°16'16"N

Longitude: -3.1405 / 3°8'25"W

OS Eastings: 329464

OS Northings: 709321

OS Grid: NO294093

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.8VT2

Mapcode Global: WH6R2.QMQV

Entry Name: Drumtenant, enclosures & unenclosed settlement 380m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7191

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Collessie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife


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

The monument lies in arable farmland. It consists of a variety of features. There are two ring-ditches, measuring between 8m and 10m in diameter. Ring-ditches such as these have been found on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date. There are also a number of disc-shaped cropmarks, measuring between 4m and 8m in diameter, and these probably also represent the remains of timber roundhouses.

There are a number of rectilinear ditched enclosures and lengths of ditch, and in the SE corner of the field there are two conjoined ditched enclosures, measuring 20m by 20m and 30m by 25m. There are also a number of pits and other cropmarks, which may be expected to represent associated structures.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is bounded on the E by the public road (A914). The area is an irregular quadrilateral with maximum dimensions of 220m N-S by 200m E-W, 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 increased by its close proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 20 NE 27.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1978) F/6293 NO20NE27.

RCAHMS (1978) F/6294 NO20NE27.

RCAHMS (1979) F/6996 NO20NE27.

RCAHMS (1991) F/6995/TR NO20NE27.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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