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Kinnaird Castle,enclosure 300m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7057 / 56°42'20"N

Longitude: -2.6035 / 2°36'12"W

OS Eastings: 363144

OS Northings: 757271

OS Grid: NO631572

Mapcode National: GBR VT.RR8Y

Mapcode Global: WH8RG.ZQD6

Entry Name: Kinnaird Castle,enclosure 300m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 13 June 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6398

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Farnell

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

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 parkland at around 20m OD. It comprises an oval enclosure approximately 50m NNE-SSW by some 25m defined by a ditch some 2-3m wide. The enclosure lies in an district more generally characterised by unenclosed 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 maximum 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to several groups of unenclosed settlements of potentially similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 65 NW 41.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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