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Kincraig,enclosure and ring ditch 300m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7199 / 56°43'11"N

Longitude: -2.6062 / 2°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 362994

OS Northings: 758855

OS Grid: NO629588

Mapcode National: GBR WY.ZQ42

Mapcode Global: WH8RG.YC39

Entry Name: Kincraig,enclosure and ring ditch 300m E of

Scheduled Date: 13 June 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6396

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Brechin

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement and ring ditch house of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 30m OD some 500m from the N bank of the River South Esk. It comprises an oval enclosure some 30m in diameter within a narrow ditch or palisade slot some 1-2m wide. It has a SW-facing entrance outside of which is an additional short stretch of palisade slot with a central gap. Approximately 30m to the ESE is a ring ditch some 10m in diameter with a ditch about 2m wide. There are a number of faint pit alignments and possible circular enclosures in the S part of the site.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is a quadrilateral with maximum dimensions of 150m ENE-WSW by 150m N-S as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The importance of the site is enhanced by the extremely unusual form of the enclosure entrance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 65 NW 55 and 56.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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