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Cambo, unenclosed settlement and associated features 370m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in East Neuk and Landward, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2972 / 56°17'49"N

Longitude: -2.6458 / 2°38'44"W

OS Eastings: 360132

OS Northings: 711823

OS Grid: NO601118

Mapcode National: GBR 2X.7CJN

Mapcode Global: WH8TD.BZCD

Entry Name: Cambo, unenclosed settlement and associated features 370m NW of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7689

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 a sub-circular ring-ditch measuring about 12m in diameter. A number of less well-defined features, including pits and probably other ring-ditches, are visible in an irregular line running N of the clear ring-ditch. The ring-ditch and other cropmarks represent the remains of at least one timber roundhouse and associated features.

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 an irregular-shaped area with maximum dimensions of 50m E-W by 110m 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 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 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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