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Rossie Drain

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rossie Drain

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Shiells

Canmore ID 29789

Site Number NO20NE 31

NGR NO 28069 09929

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Fife
  • Parish Collessie
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO20NE 31 2815 0987.

The site first appeared in 1977 APs as an enclosure with an entrance to the NE. Further APs taken in 1977 and 1985 show a similar enclosure but with a possible internal feature. These may be the same site as the cropmarks vary considerably in this field from year to year.

A F Harding and G E Lee 1987.

Aerial photography has revealed the cropmark of an enclosure on a low rise in a field to the SW of a dismantled railway, some 860m to the N of Shiells Farm. It measures about 20m in diameter within a broad ditch and has an entrance on the NE. It is plotted on a distribution map of henge monuments and penannular ring-ditces covering southern Scotland (RCAHMS 1994, 39, fig. A; RCAHMS 1997, 116, fig. 111).

Information from RCAHMS (ARG) 30 September 1997.


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