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Hill of Redhall,enclosure 500m east of summit

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7116 / 56°42'41"N

Longitude: -2.9866 / 2°59'11"W

OS Eastings: 339699

OS Northings: 758202

OS Grid: NO396582

Mapcode National: GBR VK.566W

Mapcode Global: WH7Q5.3K2N

Entry Name: Hill of Redhall,enclosure 500m E of summit

Scheduled Date: 16 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6306

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kirriemuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

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 on the E slopes of the Hill of Redhall in arable farmland at around 140m OD. It comprises a circular enclosure some 60m in diameter with a ditch about 5m wide. There is a clearly defined entrance facing E, marked by an expanded ditch terminal. There are indications of deposits inside the enclosure that may relate to former timber structures.

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 circular with a diameter of 100m 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 ditches of the enclosure may be expected to contain material relating to the economy and environment of the site while the interior appears to contain the remains of contemporary domestic buildings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 NE 34.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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