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West Scryne, ring ditch 200m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5249 / 56°31'29"N

Longitude: -2.6974 / 2°41'50"W

OS Eastings: 357196

OS Northings: 737202

OS Grid: NO571372

Mapcode National: GBR VS.8TQM

Mapcode Global: WH7R8.J8R8

Entry Name: West Scryne, ring ditch 200m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6610

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Panbride

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring ditch house of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a ring ditch measuring about 12m in diameter within a ditch about 1.5m wide. The entrance faces SE and is about 3m wide. Ring ditches such as this have been shown by excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the ring ditch and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 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 house construction. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date in the surrounding fields.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NE 4.

Reference:

Welfare, H. (1978) 'Jigsaw puzzle and dustbin: air photography and the Iron Age in southern Scotland' Scottish Archaeological Forum, Vol. 10, 1-11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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