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Lud Castle, fort 400m ESE of Tanglehall

A Scheduled Monument in Arbroath East and Lunan, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5817 / 56°34'53"N

Longitude: -2.522 / 2°31'19"W

OS Eastings: 368029

OS Northings: 743424

OS Grid: NO680434

Mapcode National: GBR VX.G68L

Mapcode Global: WH8S3.7T8T

Entry Name: Lud Castle, fort 400m ESE of Tanglehall

Scheduled Date: 24 December 1969

Last Amended: 23 February 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2876

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Arbroath and St Vigeans

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a promontory fort of prehistoric date, visible as a series of upstanding earthworks. The monument is being rescheduled to encompass a series of remains on the shoreward side not covered by the original scheduling.

The monument occupies a coastal promontory with precipitous cliffs on three sides. It is defended on the western, landward, side by a single rampart across a narrow neck of land. The rampart measures about 1.2m in height by about 4-6m in width, with a 12m wide gap towards the N. To the W of this there is an unusual arrangement of banks which form an enclosure measuring about 15m by 8m. This enclosure appears to have been positioned to control access to the main part of the fort.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape, measuring 90m between its N and S-most points and 200m between its E and W-most points, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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