WoSAS Pin: 61308

Site Name: Cochno Hill

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Monument Type: Stone Row

Council: West Dunbartonshire

Parish: Old Kilpatrick

Map Sheet: NS47NE

Grid Reference: 249676, 675265 NGR from FIRAT report

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Site Report

WoSAS Pin 61308

Field survey of Cochno Hill was conducted by FIRAT Archaeological Services Ltd in July 2008 in advance of proposed forestry planting. This survey located 109 sites ranging in date from Bronze Age to Post Medieval. The survey area is dominated by a head dyke, field dykes and field systems with narrow rig below the 270m contour across the S face of Cochno Hill.

NS 49676 75265 245m - NS 49673 75258 246m - NS 49676 75254 245m - NS 49672 75234
A meandering alignment NNE-SSW of large boulders forming a disjointed wall. The alignment runs for c. 25m in low boggy ground. The stones range from 0.3m x 0.2m x 0.2m up to 0.9m x 0.8m x 0.5m. The stones are too big to be just field clearance and have been deliberately deposited here. The site is difficult to interpret, if it is a causeway though boggy ground the gaps between the stones are too great to cross without a bridge but it is easy to walk around the boggy area. The gaps between the stones are also too great for this have to been an effective dam. It seems most likely this represents a boundary feature of some kind (this interpretation confirmed by AP).
Significance Grade: Local / Regional
Mitigation: Avoid, do not plant, and leave 10m buffer zone.
Baker, F., FIRAT Archaeological Services, 'Cochno Hill, Duntocher, West Dunbartonshire: Archaeological Field Survey for the Forestry Commission', (2008)

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