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Powis Farm,barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Montrose and District, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7018 / 56°42'6"N

Longitude: -2.5508 / 2°33'3"W

OS Eastings: 366367

OS Northings: 756807

OS Grid: NO663568

Mapcode National: GBR VV.ZZGN

Mapcode Global: WH8RH.STH7

Entry Name: Powis Farm,barrows

Scheduled Date: 17 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6118

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Maryton

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a series of barrows and associated features of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs. The monument lies on level ground at around 20m OD overlooking the Montrose Basin to the E.

It comprises a series of four definite and numerous possible barrows. The N barrow is defined by two concentric ditches with an overall diameter of approximately 15m. Adjacent to this is a further simple, single-ditched round barrow. Further to the S is a group of one round and one square barrow with numerous other cropmarks which may represent associated funerary structures.

The features lie close to the W of a large cropmark enclosure which is likely to relate to relatively recent activity. The vicinity of the monument is rich in the remains of features relating to prehistoric ritual and settlement activity including a cursus monument. It is therefore possible that some of the numerous amorphous cropmarks within the area of the monument may relate to settlement rather than funerary activity.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 280m N-S by 140m as marked in red on the accompanying map. The scheduling specifically excludes existing drainage lines, to facilitate their maintenance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of prehistoric funerary activity. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its association wit the complex of ritual and settlement activity in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 56 NE 51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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