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Dronley Mill,enclosure 600m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5138 / 56°30'49"N

Longitude: -3.063 / 3°3'46"W

OS Eastings: 334685

OS Northings: 736252

OS Grid: NO346362

Mapcode National: GBR VH.QLG9

Mapcode Global: WH6PY.XJMT

Entry Name: Dronley Mill,enclosure 600m NE of

Scheduled Date: 3 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6466

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Auchterhouse

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 130m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 30m in diameter within a ditch some 4m-5m wide. It has a well-defined E-facing entrance. There are a number of prehistoric domestic sites in this area, including another enclosure some 800m to WNW.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to other broadly contemporary sites in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 33 NW 17.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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