Scheduled Monument

Nether Drums, fort 300m NW ofSM6937

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
15/03/2000
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill fort and promontory fort)
Local Authority
Fife
Parish
Falkland
NGR
NO 27408 6288
Coordinates
327408, 706288

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a fort of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 95m OD. It comprises the remains of an oval-shaped fort measuring about 120m NE-SW by 80m. The fort is multivallate, the defences visible as three ditches.

The outermost and most substantial ditch measures about 10m in width. The other two ditches measure about 3m-4m in width. The entrance appears to be on the WNW. The fort is a defended settlement of a type characteristic of the second half of the first millennium BC.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible remains and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is a quadrilateral with maximum dimensions of 150m approximately NE-SW by 105m approximately NW-SE, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of defended prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 20 NE 97.

Aerial Photographs used:

CUCAP (1979) B51280-1/po NO20NE97.

RCAHMS (1984) A69393/CN NO20NE97.

RCAHMS (1984) A69394/CN NO20NE97.

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