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Kinnedar Mains, enclosed settlement 200m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in West Fife and Coastal Villages, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1106 / 56°6'38"N

Longitude: -3.5782 / 3°34'41"W

OS Eastings: 301952

OS Northings: 691995

OS Grid: NT019919

Mapcode National: GBR 1T.M026

Mapcode Global: WH5QJ.0NCW

Entry Name: Kinnedar Mains, enclosed settlement 200m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 15 May 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8541

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Saline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 105m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure measuring about 35m by 40m, defined by a ditch measuring about 1.5m wide. Enclosures of this type are characteristic of 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 circular with a diameter of 70m, 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 an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 09 SW 26.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1983) F12860 NT09SW26.

RCAHMS (1983) F12861 NT09SW26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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