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Drumshade, enclosure 400m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6433 / 56°38'35"N

Longitude: -3.0196 / 3°1'10"W

OS Eastings: 337567

OS Northings: 750631

OS Grid: NO375506

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.2JK3

Mapcode Global: WH7QJ.L990

Entry Name: Drumshade, enclosure 400m E of

Scheduled Date: 16 July 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6418

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kirriemuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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

The monument lies on level ground in arable farmland at around 70m OD. It comprises an oval enclosure of up to 35m in diameter within a ditch between 5m and 15m wide. There is a probable entrance in the SE.

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 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 SE 30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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