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Netherton, settlement 500m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7047 / 56°42'16"N

Longitude: -2.7405 / 2°44'25"W

OS Eastings: 354759

OS Northings: 757245

OS Grid: NO547572

Mapcode National: GBR VQ.PPFP

Mapcode Global: WH7Q8.WQ6Y

Entry Name: Netherton, settlement 500m S of

Scheduled Date: 22 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6531

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Aberlemno

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 80m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 30m in diameter within a ditch up to about 3m wide, with opposed entrances at the NE and SW. Immediately to the NW and W respectively are a ring ditch with a diameter of about 15m, and a souterrain (the remains of a semi-sunken storage cellar) about 15m long, aligned NW-SE. There are numerous less well-defined cropmarks in the vicinity. All of these features are characteristic of later prehistoric settlement.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them 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



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 55 NW 55.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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