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Caddam,souterrain 350m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6975 / 56°41'50"N

Longitude: -3.0112 / 3°0'40"W

OS Eastings: 338174

OS Northings: 756652

OS Grid: NO381566

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.L0J2

Mapcode Global: WH7Q4.QX9J

Entry Name: Caddam,souterrain 350m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6345

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Kirriemuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a souterrain of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on sloping ground in arable farmland at around 150m OD. It comprises a C-shaped souterrain some 3-4m wide and approximately 40m long. There is a well-defined pit contained within the curve of the souterrain and numerous slighter cropmarks in the immediate vicinity.

Souterrains were semi-underground storage buildings associated with above-ground prehistoric settlements and it appears that elements of this associated settlement may survive on this site.

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 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

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 NE 57.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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