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Drumcarrow Craig, broch

A Scheduled Monument in East Neuk and Landward, Fife

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Latitude: 56.3081 / 56°18'29"N

Longitude: -2.8756 / 2°52'32"W

OS Eastings: 345921

OS Northings: 713194

OS Grid: NO459131

Mapcode National: GBR 2N.6FX8

Mapcode Global: WH7S4.SQV1

Entry Name: Drumcarrow Craig, broch

Scheduled Date: 5 April 1952

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM808

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Cameron

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

Traditional County: Fife


Drumcarrow Broch was originally scheduled in 1952. The present proposal is to increase the extent of the scheduled monument to include the area immediately around the visible remains.

Situated on top of a rock ridge at 217 m OD are the remains of an almost circular broch. It measures c 14 m in diameter, within a wall varying from 4.8 to 5 m in width. The outer face of the wall is traceable for the greater part of the circuit and is composed of roughly dressed blocks with up to three courses remaining on the NW. The inner face is visible in a few places, notably in the SE. No intra-mural chambers are visible, but portions of the side walls of the entrance passage and a displaced lintel slab are exposed in the eastern arc. The passage is choked with rubble but appears to be up to 1.6 m wide. A door check is visible on its S side. Overlying the wall on the W is a large modern cairn, while to the E is an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar. Below the tumbled wall on the W is a small sub-oval enclosure of uncertain (but not recent) date, and several field banks of similar construction.

The area proposed for re-scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is of irregular shape, measuring 130m E-W and 100m N-S, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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