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Dubton,unenclosed settlement 200m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Montrose and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7371 / 56°44'13"N

Longitude: -2.4835 / 2°29'0"W

OS Eastings: 370521

OS Northings: 760713

OS Grid: NO705607

Mapcode National: GBR X4.ZFXH

Mapcode Global: WH8RB.TXLM

Entry Name: Dubton,unenclosed settlement 200m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 31 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6133

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Montrose

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies along a low ridge in arable farmland at around 15m OD. It comprises a linear spread of ring ditch houses and numerous less well-defined cropmarks. A line of five circular cropmarks running broadly E-W forms the focus of the monument. These are each approximately 12m in diameter and lie only 2-3m apart, giving the appearance of a contemporary arrangement of dwellings. Two further circular cropmarks lie at the W end of the group slightly to the N and S. To the W the nature of the geomorphology makes it difficult to assess the extent of the archaeological features but there are possible indications of further ring ditch houses.

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 sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 165m WNW-ESE by 85m 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 the organisation and development of prehistoric lowland settlement. The monument may also be expected to provide important information on prehistoric house construction and the organisation of domestic space.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 76 SW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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