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Reedie,souterrain 200m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6566 / 56°39'23"N

Longitude: -3.056 / 3°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 335357

OS Northings: 752141

OS Grid: NO353521

Mapcode National: GBR VH.FN2Q

Mapcode Global: WH7QB.1Y1C

Entry Name: Reedie,souterrain 200m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6308

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Airlie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a souterrain of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on relatively level ground in arable farmland at around 140m OD. It comprises a curving ditch some 20m long and up to 2m wide, which defines a C-shaped area open to the NE. The cropmark is characteristic of souterrains, semi-subterranean storage structures attached to many later prehistoric settlements in lowland Scotland. Such structures are seldom, if ever, found in isolation and it is highly likely that the remains of associated timber buildings will be preserved in the vicinity of the souterrain.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 70m 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 souterrain may be expected to contain cultural material associated with former settlement as well as material relating to the prehistoric environment and economy of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 SE 36.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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