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Newton of Glamis, unenclosed settlement 100m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6116 / 56°36'41"N

Longitude: -3.0266 / 3°1'35"W

OS Eastings: 337083

OS Northings: 747110

OS Grid: NO370471

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.4GWZ

Mapcode Global: WH7QQ.G2ZS

Entry Name: Newton of Glamis, unenclosed settlement 100m W of

Scheduled Date: 16 July 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6421

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Glamis

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies on a level area of arable farmland at around 85m OD. It comprises the faint remains of a circular enclosure some 40m in diameter within a ditch some 3m wide. Three linear cropmarks, one of which appears to truncate the enclosure, seem to represent the remains of souterrains; semi-subterranean storage buildings of Iron Age date.

Two of these appear to converge on a dense, dark cropmark, probably the remains of a timber roundhouse. A further dark cropmark close by to the E may represent another such structure. The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described 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 settlement and economy. The relationships, both functional and chronological, between the various features are of particular significance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 34 NE 45.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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