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Redlatches,settlement and field system 1700m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7026 / 56°42'9"N

Longitude: -3.2987 / 3°17'55"W

OS Eastings: 320578

OS Northings: 757518

OS Grid: NO205575

Mapcode National: GBR V9.6ZJY

Mapcode Global: WH6NW.9SFL

Entry Name: Redlatches,settlement and field system 1700m S of

Scheduled Date: 22 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4673

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Glenisla

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument is a settlement and contemporary field system of the later Bronze Age/Iron Age (some 2000 to 3000 years old) situated on an east facing slope. It lies in a clearing left in a recently ploughed and planted forest. It comprises the remains of six circular houses arranged in a rough line along the contour. Five of the houses are of "Dalrulzion" type, having a double wall. They measure about 16m in diameter.

The sixth house is of single walled construction. There are traces of contemporary field walls in the immediate area. An area measuring a maximum of 130m N-S by 65m transversely is proposed for scheduling, to include the circles and the contemporary field system walls, and an area around in which traces of activity associated with their use may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved prehistoric settlement and its associated field system which has the potential to considerably enhance our understanding of settlement and agriculture in the later Bronze Age/Iron Age. It is of particular importance because of the very good state of preservation of most of the houses, because of the high proportion of 'Dalrulzion' type houses in the settlement, and because there are clear signs of stratigraphic complexity in the settlement. Taken with other broadly contemporary sites in the area it has the potential to increase our knowledge of the development and use of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 25 NW 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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