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Hatton Farm, unenclosed settlement 300m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.528 / 56°31'40"N

Longitude: -2.6735 / 2°40'24"W

OS Eastings: 358664

OS Northings: 737531

OS Grid: NO586375

Mapcode National: GBR VS.WM0P

Mapcode Global: WH7R8.X51X

Entry Name: Hatton Farm, unenclosed settlement 300m NW of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6617

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 an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30-35m OD. In the W part of the site lie the remains of a souterrain measuring some 12m in length by 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. To the N and E of the souterrain are three dark circular cropmarks which represent the remains of associated timber roundhouses, each measuring some 10-12m in diameter.

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 a quadrilateral with maximum dimensions of 100m NW-SE by 80m 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 date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NE 56.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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