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Barry, enclosure 350m south of Ravensby House

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5014 / 56°30'4"N

Longitude: -2.7535 / 2°45'12"W

OS Eastings: 353714

OS Northings: 734620

OS Grid: NO537346

Mapcode National: GBR VR.36G4

Mapcode Global: WH7R7.PV0C

Entry Name: Barry, enclosure 350m S of Ravensby House

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6569

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Barry

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

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 in arable farmland at around 25m OD. It comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement measuring roughly 60m across and is defined by a ditch measuring about 5m in width, with an entrance in the SE corner. Its W and SW sides are formed by a sharp break in the slope above the Barry Burn.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces os associated activity may be expected to survive. It is approximately semi-circular in shape with maximum dimensions of 90m NNW-SSE by 55m 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary dates.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 SW 43.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1990) B43139 NO53SW43.

RCAHMS (1990) B43141 NO53SW43.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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