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North Straiton, unenclosed settlement 310m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.402 / 56°24'7"N

Longitude: -2.939 / 2°56'20"W

OS Eastings: 342141

OS Northings: 723705

OS Grid: NO421237

Mapcode National: GBR 2K.0RMW

Mapcode Global: WH7RQ.TBNZ

Entry Name: North Straiton, unenclosed settlement 310m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 13 October 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7281

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Logie (Fife)

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument comprises an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 35m OD. It consists of two disc-shaped cropmarks, measuring about 10m in diameter, from which extend short linear cropmarks. The disc-shapes probably represent the remains of timber roundhouses with sunken floors, while the linear cropmarks may represent souterrains. Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in later prehistory.

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 semi-circular with a maximum diameter of 50m, constrained on the N by the presence of a quarry, 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. It is being threatened by quarrying, but this threat has receded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 42 SW 73.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1989) B21156 NO42SW73.

RCAHMS (1989) B21158 NO42SW73.

RCAHMS (1991) B21156/TR NO42SW73.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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