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Newton of Glamis, enclosure 400m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6087 / 56°36'31"N

Longitude: -3.0205 / 3°1'13"W

OS Eastings: 337453

OS Northings: 746780

OS Grid: NO374467

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.4QBB

Mapcode Global: WH7QQ.K5V0

Entry Name: Newton of Glamis, enclosure 400m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 16 July 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6422

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Glamis

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies on locally high, level ground in arable farmland at around 90m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure of approximately 50m in diameter within a ditch up to about 3m wide. There are opposed entrances in the ENE and WSW. Inside there are traces of a possible timber roundhouse approximately 15m diameter.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described above and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 80m 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 house construction as well as the contemporary environment and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 34 NE 32.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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