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Mains of Kelly, souterrain 600m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5426 / 56°32'33"N

Longitude: -2.6667 / 2°39'59"W

OS Eastings: 359103

OS Northings: 739152

OS Grid: NO591391

Mapcode National: GBR VS.VW1C

Mapcode Global: WH8S7.0TF8

Entry Name: Mains of Kelly, souterrain 600m W of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6619

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Arbirlot

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a souterrain of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises the remains of a souterrain measuring about 18-20m 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.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 80m NNW-SSE by 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 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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