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Bryanton,enclosure 200m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Arbroath East and Lunan, Angus

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Latitude: 56.627 / 56°37'37"N

Longitude: -2.5629 / 2°33'46"W

OS Eastings: 365558

OS Northings: 748490

OS Grid: NO655484

Mapcode National: GBR VW.4GRT

Mapcode Global: WH8RW.LPRJ

Entry Name: Bryanton,enclosure 200m N of

Scheduled Date: 7 March 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5948

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Inverkeilor

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan

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 locally high ground in undulating arable farmland at around 45m OD. The enclosure is defined by an annular ditch some 2-3m wide enclosing an area some 20m in diameter. The W part of the interior is occupied by a dense dark cropmark abutting the inner edge of the ditch. This may represent the remains of deposits relating to internal occupation of the enclosure.

Abutting the exterior of the enclosure to the S is a further dark, kidney-shaped cropmark with a maximum dimension of approxmately 20m NE-SW. This appears also to represent the remains of occupation debris, possibly relating to a separate phase of activity on the site.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features 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 add to our understanding of prehistoric settlement development and economy. If the external occupation is of different date from the enclosure the site could provide valuable information on the relationships between enclosed and unenclosed settlement. If contemporary the monument would provide the opportunity to examine the role of the enclosure within a larger settlement unit.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 64 NE 9.


RCAHMS (1978) Lunan Valley, No. 168.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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