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Braideston,enclosures 350m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6135 / 56°36'48"N

Longitude: -3.1133 / 3°6'47"W

OS Eastings: 331770

OS Northings: 747402

OS Grid: NO317474

Mapcode National: GBR VG.96S0

Mapcode Global: WH6PK.41RB

Entry Name: Braideston,enclosures 350m SE of

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6352

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Airlie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 45m OD on the NW bank of the Dean Water. It comprises a circular enclosure of about 25m in diameter within a narrow ditch or possible palisade trench some 2m wide. There may be an entrance to the E. Some 20m to the SE is a circular enclosure formed by two concentric narrow ditches some 12m in diameter. This structure has been truncated by erosion of the river bank. Numerous other cropmarks in the vicinity of less clear character may represent the remains of associated structures and deposits.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 110m NNW-SSE by 70m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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