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Broomfield,enclosure 200m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7374 / 56°44'14"N

Longitude: -2.7007 / 2°42'2"W

OS Eastings: 357229

OS Northings: 760862

OS Grid: NO572608

Mapcode National: GBR WV.YMD7

Mapcode Global: WH7Q3.HX4D

Entry Name: Broomfield,enclosure 200m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6365

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Brechin

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 90m OD. It comprises a roughly circular enclosure some 50m in diameter with a ditch or perhaps palisade approximately 1m wide. There are possible entrances at the SE and SSW. There are slight indications of possible internal features.

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 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 56 SE 46.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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