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Redlatches,settlement and field system 1900m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7022 / 56°42'8"N

Longitude: -3.2879 / 3°17'16"W

OS Eastings: 321236

OS Northings: 757464

OS Grid: NO212574

Mapcode National: GBR V9.TVHS

Mapcode Global: WH6NW.GSKW

Entry Name: Redlatches,settlement and field system 1900m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4640

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Glenisla

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument is a settlement of the later Bronze Age/Iron Age some 2000 to 3000 years old, situated on a slight W facing slope on heather moorland. It comprises the remains of six circular stone- walled houses, five of them in an E-W line, the sixth set slightly to the N. Two of the houses are of "Dalrulzion" type, that is they have double walls.

They measure about 16m in diameter. Two of the houses are of cojoined "Dalrulzion" type. The remaining pair are of simple single-wall construction, measuring 12m to 13m in diameter. In the area around are the remains of a contemporary field system defined by banks, clearance cairns and lynchets.

An area measuring 190m NW-SE by 190m transversely, the NE side resting on the public road, is proposed for scheduling to include the remains of the houses and the remains of the field system around.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved settlement and contemporary field system, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the development and use of domestic structures and agricultural systems in the later Bronze Age or Iron Age. It is particularly important because of the very good state of preservation of the house remains. Taken with the remains of other settlements and field systems in the area the monument has the potential to increase our knowledge of the development and use of the landscape in prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NO25NW 9

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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