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Broomknowe,enclosure 200m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7152 / 56°42'54"N

Longitude: -2.7196 / 2°43'10"W

OS Eastings: 356047

OS Northings: 758402

OS Grid: NO560584

Mapcode National: GBR VR.928W

Mapcode Global: WH7Q9.6G6W

Entry Name: Broomknowe,enclosure 200m W of

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6358

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Aberlemno

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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 40m OD. It comprises a sub-rectangular enclosure some 65m E-W by 45m within a ditch up to 2m broad. There is an entrance on the N side. An L-shaped length of ditch separates the NE corner of the enclosure from the rest of the interior.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 160m E-W by 80m 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 unusual form of the enclosure suggests that it may have a particular function or status distinct from that of other known local prehistoric enclosures.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 55 NE 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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