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Dovecot Cottage, unenclosed settlement 300m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.4872 / 56°29'13"N

Longitude: -3.0955 / 3°5'43"W

OS Eastings: 332637

OS Northings: 733325

OS Grid: NO326333

Mapcode National: GBR VG.KBWR

Mapcode Global: WH6Q4.F66P

Entry Name: Dovecot Cottage, unenclosed settlement 300m E of

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6508

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Fowlis Easter

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Perthshire


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

The monument lies on level ground in arable farmland at around 110m OD. It comprises a group of at least 6 former timber roundhouses represented by dark circular cropmarks, forming a rough line approximately E-W. They range in diameter up to approximately 12m. The site is one of a number of prehistoric domestic sites in this area.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the settlement and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 120m E-W by 100m N-S 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 potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 33 SW 33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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