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Cransley, rectilinear enclosure 300m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.4898 / 56°29'23"N

Longitude: -3.0938 / 3°5'37"W

OS Eastings: 332743

OS Northings: 733610

OS Grid: NO327336

Mapcode National: GBR VG.K586

Mapcode Global: WH6Q4.F4ZQ

Entry Name: Cransley, rectilinear enclosure 300m SE of

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6507

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Fowlis Easter

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 120m OD. It comprises a roughly square enclosure some 30m E-W by about 25m N-S, within a ditch approximately 2m wide. There are a number of other prehistoric domestic sites in this area, including an unenclosed settlement some 350m to the SSW.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of similar date in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 32023 (accessed on 03/08/2021).

Wilson D R 2000. Air Photo Interpretation for Archaeologists. Tempus Publishing.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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