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Netherton, settlement 400m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7055 / 56°42'19"N

Longitude: -2.7426 / 2°44'33"W

OS Eastings: 354629

OS Northings: 757334

OS Grid: NO546573

Mapcode National: GBR VQ.PNYV

Mapcode Global: WH7Q8.VQ5C

Entry Name: Netherton, settlement 400m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 22 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6530

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Aberlemno

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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

The monument lies on a prominent terrace in arable farmland at around 80m OD. It comprises at least three ring ditch houses some 15-20m in diameter within ditches 2-3m wide. All three appear to have souterrains leading off from their interiors while a further souterrain lies between the three ring ditches.

Excavation has shown that ring ditches such as these represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date, while souterrains represent associated semi-sunken storage buildings.

The area to be scheduled encompass the settlement and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 100m 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

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 55 NW 56.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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