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Loch of Kinnordy, crannog 500m north west of Balbrydie

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6773 / 56°40'38"N

Longitude: -3.0353 / 3°2'7"W

OS Eastings: 336659

OS Northings: 754428

OS Grid: NO366544

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.06XH

Mapcode Global: WH7QB.BFVG

Entry Name: Loch of Kinnordy, crannog 500m NW of Balbrydie

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5640

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: crannog

Location: Kirriemuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument is a crannog, an artificial island of the later prehistoric or early historic period, on which a small settlement would have been constructed.

The crannog survives as a mound 2.5m to 3m high and about 80m in diameter, situated in wet, often flooded ground at the east end of the Loch of Kinnordy.

The area to be scheduled is centred on the crannog and measures 120m in diameter, to include the crannog and an area around it in which features and artefacts associated with its use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a wet site in which organic artefacts and the remains of timber structures, not normally preserved in dry sites, may survive. This crannog is of particular importance as there are few such wet sites known in eastern Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO35SE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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