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Kinclune, hut circle and building 600m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6956 / 56°41'44"N

Longitude: -3.1219 / 3°7'18"W

OS Eastings: 331389

OS Northings: 756549

OS Grid: NO313565

Mapcode National: GBR VF.JBRB

Mapcode Global: WH6NZ.0YNY

Entry Name: Kinclune, hut circle and building 600m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6726

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse; Secular: domestic buildings

Location: Kingoldrum

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a hut circle of prehistoric date and a building of post-medieval date, visible as turf-covered wall footings.

The monument lies in improved grassland at around 320m OD. It comprises a hut circle measuring about 11m in diameter, defined by a turf-covered wall measuring about 0.3m high and 2m thick. There is an entrance on the W, and several outer facing stones are visible in the S arc of the wall.

Hut circles are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses. Immediately to the E of the hut circle is a rectilinear structure measuring about 5m by 3m, defined by turf-covered walls measuring about 0.3m high and 1m wide. There is an entrance on the N.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is rectangular with maximum dimensions of 40m N-S and 50m E-W, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The monument is of particular importance because the later rectilinear building indicates the re-use of an ancient site for more modern settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 NW 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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