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Kellyfield, palisaded enclosure 350m south west of

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

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Latitude: 56.554 / 56°33'14"N

Longitude: -2.6774 / 2°40'38"W

OS Eastings: 358454

OS Northings: 740431

OS Grid: NO584404

Mapcode National: GBR VS.V03R

Mapcode Global: WH7R2.VJ6G

Entry Name: Kellyfield, palisaded enclosure 350m SW of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6625

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded enclosure

Location: Arbirlot

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a palisaded enclosure of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at between 60m and 90m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure measuring about 100m in maximum diameter, defined by a narrow palisade trench. There are indications of a further, outer palisade on the SW of the enclosure. Palisaded enclosures are a characteristic settlement form of the later prehistoric period in Scotland.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 155m N-S by 155m 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Historic Environment Scotland reference number CANMORE ID 71868 (accessed on 08/08/2019).

Wilson D R 2000. Air Photo Interpretation for Archaeologists. Tempus, Stroud.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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