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Brighty, enclosure 300m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Coordinates

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

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 fairly level ground in arable farmland at around 155m OD. It comprises a roughly oval enclosure some 25m N-S by about 20m E-W, within a ditch approximately 2m wide. This inner enclosure is itself enclosed by a palisade trench concentric with it at a distance of some 5m-6m out.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 90m 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 outer palisade in particular marks this out as an unusual form for this part of Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 43 NW 28.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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