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Wellford,enclosure 350m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7308 / 56°43'50"N

Longitude: -2.8528 / 2°51'10"W

OS Eastings: 347918

OS Northings: 760231

OS Grid: NO479602

Mapcode National: GBR WN.Z42B

Mapcode Global: WH7Q7.42SX

Entry Name: Wellford,enclosure 350m W of

Scheduled Date: 7 May 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6390

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Fern

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 120m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure some 60m in diameter with a ditch about 2m wide. There is a broad E-facing entrance, and possibly another at the S.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 90m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 46 SE 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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