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Auchrannie,enclosure 550m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6612 / 56°39'40"N

Longitude: -3.1698 / 3°10'11"W

OS Eastings: 328388

OS Northings: 752773

OS Grid: NO283527

Mapcode National: GBR VD.CKKK

Mapcode Global: WH6P4.8TSS

Entry Name: Auchrannie,enclosure 550m NE of

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6301

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Glenisla

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

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 arable farmland at around 140m OD. It comprises a relatively narrow ditch, about 2.5m wide, cutting off a promontory approximately 75m by 60m in internal dimensions. Darker patches inside this enclosure may indicate the presence of deposits associated with former domestic structures. A curving length of ditch projects S from the E end of the main ditch for about 15m.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 150m NW-SE by 110m NE-SW 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. The ditches of the enclosure may be expected to contain material relating to the economy and environment of the site while the interior will retain evidence for house construction and domestic organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 25 SE 30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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