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Comerton Home, souterrain 540m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Tay Bridgehead, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4174 / 56°25'2"N

Longitude: -2.9105 / 2°54'37"W

OS Eastings: 343927

OS Northings: 725391

OS Grid: NO439253

Mapcode National: GBR VL.ZRWK

Mapcode Global: WH7RK.8Y9Q

Entry Name: Comerton Home, souterrain 540m NE of

Scheduled Date: 20 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7311

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Leuchars

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument comprises a souterrain of prehistoric date, visible as a cropmark on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It consists of a tightly curved cropmark, measuring about 8m in length, which represents the remains of a souterrain. Souterrains are subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in the later prehistoric period.

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 square with sides of 30m, aligned N-S, 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

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS record the monument as NO 42 NW 76

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1988) A56962 NO42NW76.

RCAHMS (1990) A56962/TR NO42NW76.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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