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East Scryne, souterrain 400m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5263 / 56°31'34"N

Longitude: -2.6777 / 2°40'39"W

OS Eastings: 358409

OS Northings: 737341

OS Grid: NO584373

Mapcode National: GBR VS.WS2S

Mapcode Global: WH7R8.V737

Entry Name: East Scryne, souterrain 400m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6616

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Panbride

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a souterrain of later 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 a curving souterrain which measures about 12m in length and roughly 2m in width. Souterrains were semi-underground cellars attached to above-ground settlements during the Iron Age. They are generally thought to have been used for storage.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the souterrain and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m 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 later prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NE 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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