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Cambo, settlement, enclosure and cultivation remains 600m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in East Neuk and Landward, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2996 / 56°17'58"N

Longitude: -2.6462 / 2°38'46"W

OS Eastings: 360110

OS Northings: 712100

OS Grid: NO601121

Mapcode National: GBR 2X.75FK

Mapcode Global: WH8TD.BX5H

Entry Name: Cambo, settlement, enclosure and cultivation remains 600m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7686

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 oval enclosure and an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date, together with a field boundary and cultivation remains of uncertain date, all visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 15m OD. An oval ditched enclosure lies astride a modern field boundary towards the SE end of the scheduled area. The enclosure is aligned NNW-SSE, with an entrance at its NNE end. The enclosure measures 60m long by 44m wide, within ditches about 3m wide. A number of amorphous features, including probable pits, are visible as cropmarks in its interior.

To the NW and NNW are at least four sub-circular cropmarks, each measuring between 12m and 14m in diameter, which represent the remains of timber roundhouses. A linear cropmark NW of the enclosure, aligned SW-NE and 185m in length, represents an early field boundary. Cultivation traces are visible to the S of this boundary.

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 irregular in shape, with maximum dimensions of 235m E-W by 155m 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 10 and 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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