East Lomond Hill

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Building summary
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Name East Lomond Hill
Date Iron Age
OS grid ref NO 24410 6186
Latitude & longitude
Listing Scheduled Monument
Listing reference SM810
Listing date 15/06/1936, updated 16/01/2014

The East Lomond Hill, also known as Falkland Hill (height 448 metres) dominates the town of Falkland from the south. It contains a scheduled monument East Lomond Hill, fort and cairn (HES reference SM810).

HES listing details[1]
Address/Site Name

East Lomond Hill, fort and cairn

Type

Crosses and carved stones: symbol stone, Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill fort and promontory fort), Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain); cupmarks or cup-and-ring marks and similar rock art

Description

The monument is the remains of a prehistoric fort and burial cairn on the summit of East Lomond Hill. The hill fort is likely to have been in use in the Iron Age (sometime between 500 BC and AD 600), while the burial cairn is earlier and dates probably from the Bronze Age. The remains of the cairn are visible on the summit as a low, circular turf-covered concentration of stones, measuring around 13m across. [...]

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance as the upstanding remains of a multi-period site, which includes a prehistoric burial cairn and an Iron Age hill fort with complex defences, which is probably of more than one phase in itself. [...]

Further references

"A multivallate Iron Age hillfort, the highest in Fife (424m. O.D.) on a commanding site, measuring 60m. by 30m, within as many as four walls or ramparts. [...]"[2]

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Gallery

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