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Brighty, enclosure 300m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5363 / 56°32'10"N

Longitude: -2.9258 / 2°55'32"W

OS Eastings: 343162

OS Northings: 738637

OS Grid: NO431386

Mapcode National: GBR VL.R2D1

Mapcode Global: WH7QZ.1Z22

Entry Name: Brighty, enclosure 300m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6510

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Murroes

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus


George Smith, architect. Nos 1-11, 1835; Nos 12-21,

1842. Symmetrical pair of classical terraces in 2

detached ranges. 3 storeys, attics and basement; 3 bays

to each house; shallow advanced 6-bay terminal

pavilions. Polished ashlar, painted or stonecleaned.

Steps oversailing basement to Greek Doric porches:

paired at pavilions will full entablature and carved

metopes; balustrade over. Tripartite doors with

pilaster jambs, sidelights and fanlight. All windows

architraved; aproned at ground; corniced at 1st floor;

console corniced at 1st floor pavilions. Sash windows,

plate-glass or 4 pane glazing. Cornice over ground

floor linking porches. Eaves course; cornice;

blocking course. Mutule cornice and balustrade at

pavilions. Axial stacks; octagonal flues at gables and

below roof apex. Cast-iron railings to basement area and

some steps. Pavilion interiors: coffered plaster

ceilings to ground floor main rooms. 4-bay flanks to

Lynedoch Terrace; 5-bay flank to Claremont Terrace

similarly detailed. Rear elevation; several full-height

projecting square bays.

No 16 and 17 paired porches. No 11 flank to Lynedoch

Terrace with small ground-floor canted window

alteration. Original window with decorative cast-iron

basket grille. No 20 rendered billiard room addition,

with cupola. Modern 2-storey brick addition to East end.

Woodside Terrace Lane: mews range, single-storey with

loft. 3 segmentally arched entrances to coach-houses

survive. Upper floors mostly converted to dwellings.

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 outer palisade in particular marks this out as an unusual form for this part of Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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