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Craigmill, enclosures north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5152 / 56°30'54"N

Longitude: -2.6893 / 2°41'21"W

OS Eastings: 357680

OS Northings: 736120

OS Grid: NO576361

Mapcode National: GBR VS.9HCM

Mapcode Global: WH7R8.NHLQ

Entry Name: Craigmill, enclosures NW of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6612

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Panbride

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of two enclosed settlements and associated features 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 two enclosed settlements both measuring some 50m by 50m within ditches some 1.5-2m wide. Within and around the enclosures are a series of cropmarks some of which are also likely to be archaeological in origin, representing buildings, pits and souterrains (semi-underground storage structures) associated with the settlement.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the principal cropmarks described above and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is an irregular quadrilateral with maximum dimensions of 220m NNW-SSE by 120m 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 close proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NE 30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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