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Culhawk Hill,house 500m north of Culhawk

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6911 / 56°41'27"N

Longitude: -3.0636 / 3°3'48"W

OS Eastings: 334953

OS Northings: 755987

OS Grid: NO349559

Mapcode National: GBR VH.CDBN

Mapcode Global: WH6P5.X2BW

Entry Name: Culhawk Hill,house 500m N of Culhawk

Scheduled Date: 28 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4492

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Kirriemuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises an oval house defined by a 2m to 3m wide bank and internal ditch, the whole measuring up to 21m (NS) by 20m (EW) externally. A 3m wide gap to the S represents an entrance. The ditch is shallower to the west than the east; in this as well as its general appearance, the house is similar to that on Castle Hill 1.3km to the east. The area to be scheduled measures 50m by 50m.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is a fine well preserved house. It is of particular interest because it is one of the very few upstanding examples of a type of house which normally only survives as a cropmark on agricultural ground in E Scotland. It is of national importance to studies of prehistoric settlement and to studies of cropmark monuments.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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