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Pugeston,unenclosed settlement west of

A Scheduled Monument in Montrose and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7303 / 56°43'49"N

Longitude: -2.5109 / 2°30'39"W

OS Eastings: 368837

OS Northings: 759966

OS Grid: NO688599

Mapcode National: GBR X3.R1KP

Mapcode Global: WH8RJ.D3K9

Entry Name: Pugeston,unenclosed settlement W of

Scheduled Date: 10 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6098

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Dun

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 15m OD some 600m N of the Montrose Basin. The surrounding area is rich in the remains of prehistoric settlement. Six ring ditch houses lie in the E part of the site, each measuring between 8-10m in overall diameter. Two of these appear to have concentric inner ditches and two pairs appear to overlap.

Some 30m N of this group is a sub-rectangular ditch measuring some 10m N-S by 6m. Some 50m NW of the ring ditch group lies a cluster of dense, overlapping sub-circular cropmarks which may represent the remains of further timber roundhouses. Between and around these features are numerous less well-defined cropmarks which may represent associated 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 250m E-W by 180m N-S 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 and the development of prehistoric house construction. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its association with the wider landscape of prehistoric settlement in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 65 NE 29.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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