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Barnyards,enclosure 100m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7102 / 56°42'36"N

Longitude: -2.8548 / 2°51'17"W

OS Eastings: 347765

OS Northings: 757932

OS Grid: NO477579

Mapcode National: GBR VN.76W4

Mapcode Global: WH7Q7.3LTS

Entry Name: Barnyards,enclosure 100m NW of

Scheduled Date: 12 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6355

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Tannadice

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs. The monument lies on arable farmland at around 70m OD. It comprises part of an oval enclosure about 50m long within a ditch up to 4m broad, and with an entrance to the NE.

Within the interior is a palisade trench, not quite concentric to the outer ditch. From the E of the enclosure a further length of ditch extends for approximately 40m to the SE, possibly enclosing an annexe. To the SW the enclosure is truncated by the modern road.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and associated ditches and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 110m NW-SE by 50m 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 45 NE 27.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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