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Carlunie Hill, hut platforms 300m east of summit

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5769 / 56°34'36"N

Longitude: -3.0286 / 3°1'42"W

OS Eastings: 336907

OS Northings: 743245

OS Grid: NO369432

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.6NGN

Mapcode Global: WH7QQ.GY1G

Entry Name: Carlunie Hill, hut platforms 300m E of summit

Scheduled Date: 27 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6450

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: platform

Location: Glamis

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two house platforms of prehistoric date. The monument lies on the E slope of Carlunie hill, at around 240m OD, overlooking a recent quarry and downslope from even older quarry works.

It comprises two platforms cut into the slope, with the spoil placed on the downward side. The larger measures 6.5m by 10m with a markedly level interior. Close to the SW, the smaller platform measures some 7m by 4m with a less level interior. Experience of similar sites elsewhere suggests that these platforms almost certainly bore small houses, probably near-circular in plan. An old field wall runs between the two but may not be contemporary.

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 sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 50m NNE-SSW by 40m 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. The platforms may also be expected to provide information on prehistoric house construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 34 SE 13.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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