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Glamis Castle, enclosure 600m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.622 / 56°37'19"N

Longitude: -2.9921 / 2°59'31"W

OS Eastings: 339218

OS Northings: 748235

OS Grid: NO392482

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.QYRK

Mapcode Global: WH7QK.0TGC

Entry Name: Glamis Castle, enclosure 600m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 16 July 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6420

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 arable farmland at around 50m OD. It comprises an enclosure of about 30m square within a narrow ditch some 2m wide. A dark cropmark and further linear cropmarks within the enclosure suggest the survival of internal divisions and the traces of former internal buildings. The surrounding area contains several less distinct cropmarks including a possible second enclosure.

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 settlement and economy. The internal cropmarks in particular suggest that evidence may survive for the internal organisation and use of the settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 34 NE 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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