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Netherton, enclosure 150m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7076 / 56°42'27"N

Longitude: -2.7399 / 2°44'23"W

OS Eastings: 354800

OS Northings: 757566

OS Grid: NO548575

Mapcode National: GBR VQ.PHL4

Mapcode Global: WH7Q8.WNHR

Entry Name: Netherton, enclosure 150m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 22 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6529

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Aberlemno

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on a prominent knoll in arable farmland at around 80m OD. It comprises the a roughly oval enclosure some 40m N-S by about 25m E-W, within a ditch some 3.5m wide. The W side of the defences is formed by the Melgund Burn. The enclosure has a well-defined NW-facing entrance. A length of ditch some 15m long inside the N side may represent the remains of an associated souterrain.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is approximately semi-circular with a maximum diameter of 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 similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 55 NW 51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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