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Cambo, ring-ditches 250m north and 170m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in East Neuk and Landward, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2957 / 56°17'44"N

Longitude: -2.6405 / 2°38'25"W

OS Eastings: 360457

OS Northings: 711659

OS Grid: NO604116

Mapcode National: GBR 2Y.76QN

Mapcode Global: WH8TL.D0VY

Entry Name: Cambo, ring-ditches 250m N and 170m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7687

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Kingsbarns

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

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 15m OD. It comprises two circular ring-ditches. One lies towards the N side of the modern field, and measures about 12m to 14m in diameter. Some 110m to the SSE is another ring-ditch of similar character and dimensions. These represent the remains of timber roundhouses.

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 comprises two circular areas, each centred on a ring-ditch and each 35m in diameter, 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 and later settlement and economy. It may be expected to contain material relating to the economy and environment of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 61 SW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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