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Buckiemill,fort 450m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Arbroath East and Lunan, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6639 / 56°39'49"N

Longitude: -2.4966 / 2°29'47"W

OS Eastings: 369659

OS Northings: 752564

OS Grid: NO696525

Mapcode National: GBR VX.X65N

Mapcode Global: WH8RQ.MRCS

Entry Name: Buckiemill,fort 450m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 8 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5591

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lunan

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument is a promontory fort of the Iron Age, about 2000 years old.

The promontory is protected on three sides by sheer cliffs. The small internal area, about 16m square, is defended to the NW by a single rampart, 5m wide and 1.5m high and external ditch which is a continuation of a natural gully. Near the entrance, which runs along the NE edge of the promontory, the ditch is 10m wide and 1.5m deep. The entrance is 3m wide.

The area to be scheduled is irregular, measures 50m NNW-SSE by up to 30m, and is bounded by a field dyke to the NNW, as marked in red on the attached map. The modern field dyke is specifically excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a promontory fort of the Iron Age which has the potential to enhance our understanding of Iron Age settlement in the area; taken together with a number of other promontory forts on the Angus coast it has the potential to increase considerably our knowledge of later prehistoric settlement patterns in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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