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Peasiehill, souterrains 200m SSE of Bank

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

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Latitude: 56.5544 / 56°33'16"N

Longitude: -2.6399 / 2°38'23"W

OS Eastings: 360758

OS Northings: 740457

OS Grid: NO607404

Mapcode National: GBR VT.G2TK

Mapcode Global: WH8S7.FJ34

Entry Name: Peasiehill, souterrains 200m SSE of Bank

Scheduled Date: 11 April 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6648

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Arbirlot

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of two souterrains of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible in oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on a locally prominent, level plateau in arable farmland at around 35-40m OD. It comprises the remains of two curved souterrains, each about 10m long and between 2-3m wide. Souterrains were semi-underground cellars attached to above-ground settlements during the Iron Age. They are generally thought to have been used for storage.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the souterrains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 70m 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 later prehistoric economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 64 SW 92.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1990) B46159 NO64SW92.

RCAHMS (1990) B46163 NO64SW92.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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