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West Scryne, settlement 500m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5196 / 56°31'10"N

Longitude: -2.6909 / 2°41'27"W

OS Eastings: 357587

OS Northings: 736604

OS Grid: NO575366

Mapcode National: GBR VS.98YT

Mapcode Global: WH7R8.MDTC

Entry Name: West Scryne, settlement 500m S of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6611

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Panbride

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement containing at least four souterrains measuring between 15m and 30m in length. Souterrains were semi-underground cellars attached to above-ground settlements during the Iron Age. They are generally thought to have been used for storage. Two dense, dark circular cropmarks lying among the souterrains may be the remains of contemporary timber roundhouses.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark remains described above 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 240m WNW-ESE by 140m 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 importance of the site is enhanced by its proximity to other sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NE 52.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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