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Hawkhill Quarry, ring ditches

A Scheduled Monument in Arbroath East and Lunan, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6583 / 56°39'29"N

Longitude: -2.5292 / 2°31'45"W

OS Eastings: 367656

OS Northings: 751961

OS Grid: NO676519

Mapcode National: GBR VW.PJLL

Mapcode Global: WH8RQ.3XW1

Entry Name: Hawkhill Quarry, ring ditches

Scheduled Date: 4 December 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6283

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Lunan

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two ring ditch houses of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD. It comprises a sub-circular ring ditch of approximately 15m diameter and some 4m wide. To its E is a second ring ditch of approximately the same diameter, with a ditch some 2m wide. Darker patches inside the E ring ditch may indicate the remains of internal structural features.

These ring ditches appear to represent the remains of houses of later prehistoric date.

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 bounded on the S by a modern fenceline, which is excluded from scheduling. It is semi-circular with a diameter of 90m aligned NE-SW and a cross-dimension of 45m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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