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Strathcashell Point,crannog

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1035 / 56°6'12"N

Longitude: -4.5829 / 4°34'58"W

OS Eastings: 239452

OS Northings: 693089

OS Grid: NS394930

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.MGDF

Mapcode Global: WH3MR.KVVB

Entry Name: Strathcashell Point,crannog

Scheduled Date: 31 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4510

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: crannog

Location: Buchanan

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument is a crannog of the Iron Age some 1000 to 2000 years old, situated in Loch Lomond at a point 130m E of the cashel on Strathcashell Point and c. 30m offshore. Part of the crannog is visible when the water level in the loch is low. The crannog consists of an artificial mound formed by dumping large boulders; its level top is c. 25m across. Substantial timbers survive in and around the stone pile; other organic remains will also survive. An area measuring 50m in diameter is proposed for scheduling, to include the crannog and an area around it in which material from the crannog will lie.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved crannog which has the potential to considerably enhance our understanding of Iron Age settlement and economy. It is of particular importance because waterlogging will have preserved quantities of organic material not normally preserved on Iron Age sites in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 39 SE 11.


Blundell F O 1913, 'Further notes on the artificial islands in the Highland area', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol. 47, 266.

RCAHMS 1963, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Stirlingshire: an inventory of the ancient monuments, 2v Edinburgh, 93, No. 107.

RCAHMS 1979b, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Stirling District, Central Region, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no. 7 Edinburgh, 24, No. 200.

Stuart J 1868d, 'Notice of a group of artificial islands in the Loch of Dowalton, Wigtonshire, and of other artificial islands or 'Crannogs' throughout Scotland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol. 6, 131-2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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