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Lendrick Lodge, enclosure and barrows 300m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6422 / 56°38'31"N

Longitude: -3.0558 / 3°3'20"W

OS Eastings: 335345

OS Northings: 750536

OS Grid: NO353505

Mapcode National: GBR VH.GG4C

Mapcode Global: WH7QJ.194W

Entry Name: Lendrick Lodge, enclosure and barrows 300m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 16 July 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6417

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive); Prehistoric ritual and funera

Location: Airlie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of numerous round and square burial barrows and an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date, represented by cropmarks visible on aerial photographs.

The monument lies on a locally prominent ridge in arable farmland at around 70m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure some 30m in diameter with a ditch approximately 2m wide. Around the enclosure are a number of barrows of varying clarity. To the NNW is a round barrow some 6m across and a similar example lies to the SW. There is a square barrow to the E of the enclosure, with sides some 6m long. Slighter cropmarks may indicate numerous other barrows.

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 110m 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 funerary practice. The association of an enclosure with a barrow cemetery is unusual and may indicate that it served a ritual rather than domestic function which would greatly enhance its importance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 SE 46.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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