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Hatton Mill,enclosure 300m WNW of

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

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Latitude: 56.6421 / 56°38'31"N

Longitude: -2.6362 / 2°38'10"W

OS Eastings: 361076

OS Northings: 750217

OS Grid: NO610502

Mapcode National: GBR VT.8HPX

Mapcode Global: WH8RV.G9WW

Entry Name: Hatton Mill,enclosure 300m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 13 February 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6317

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kinnell

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim

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 in arable farmland at around 40m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure of approximately 30m diameter defined by a single ditch some 2m wide with a possible entrance in the E. A darker patch in the centre of the enclosure may indicate the remains of deposits associated with former internal structures or areas of activity.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains 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 prehistoric settlement and economy. The enclosure ditches may be expected to contain material relating to the economy and environment of the site while the interior is likely to contain information relating to the domestic organisation of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 65 SW 30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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