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Mansworn Rig,house,fields and cairns 450m east of Tullo Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7711 / 56°46'15"N

Longitude: -2.8151 / 2°48'54"W

OS Eastings: 350277

OS Northings: 764683

OS Grid: NO502646

Mapcode National: GBR WQ.WDBF

Mapcode Global: WH7Q1.Q2NK

Entry Name: Mansworn Rig,house,fields and cairns 450m E of Tullo Hill

Scheduled Date: 2 February 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4465

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Menmuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises a round house, stony field banks, and a sample of the small cairns at the east end of the spread on Mansworn Rig. The house is on a partly natural platform and measures 14.5m across a 2.4m wide wall. Immediately to its NE are at least 4 long stony banks running NW-SE with 3 of them linked by 2 curvilinear stretches of bank forming one U shaped field open to the NW and one to the SE. A spur bank runs to the N of the house and stops at a cairn. A pair of banks at a different angle, and a fragment of another, appear to belong to an earlier system. The monument includes 17 small cairns of which 2 appear to overlie the early banks.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of particular interest in that the 2 bank systems appear to be separated by a phase of cairns accumulation, arguing for at least 2 and perhaps 3 phases of farming. It is of national importance to the study of relationships of houses to fields, and to study of the prehistoric agriculture of E Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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