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Prosen Bridge,settlement and souterrain 600m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7194 / 56°43'9"N

Longitude: -2.9968 / 2°59'48"W

OS Eastings: 339090

OS Northings: 759083

OS Grid: NO390590

Mapcode National: GBR WH.ZNKD

Mapcode Global: WH7Q4.YC4N

Entry Name: Prosen Bridge,settlement and souterrain 600m NW of

Scheduled Date: 16 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6304

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Cortachy and Clova

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies on fairly level ground in arable farmland at around 150m OD. It comprises a group of features including at least two ring ditches and a souterrain. The ring ditches are approximately 20m in diameter, with ditches around 2m wide. They lie some 60m apart on the NW and SW parts of the site. To their E is a souterrain some 15m long by 2-3m wide. The background geology, comprising numerous ice wedge features, makes other archaeological features difficult to distinguish but there are numerous likely archaeological features around those which are clear enough to be described.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 190m N-S by 190m 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. The chronological and functional relationships between the various features will be important in the study of prehistoric settlement development.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 NE 46.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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