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Powmouth,settlement 400m east of Haughs of Kinnaird

A Scheduled Monument in Montrose and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7082 / 56°42'29"N

Longitude: -2.5748 / 2°34'29"W

OS Eastings: 364907

OS Northings: 757537

OS Grid: NO649575

Mapcode National: GBR VV.ZD0D

Mapcode Global: WH8RH.FN48

Entry Name: Powmouth,settlement 400m E of Haughs of Kinnaird

Scheduled Date: 13 June 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6400

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Farnell

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on level ground in arable farmland at around 10m OD. It comprises a series of ring ditch houses, ranging from about 5-15m in diameter, all with ditches some 1m-2m wide, and a series of crescentic cropmarks, possibly the remains of souterrains (semi-underground cellars).

To the E of the ring ditches is a stretch of ditch some 3-4m wide running N-S with a slight curve for a distance of some 100m long. It has a well-defined break towards its NW end and a projecting length of ditch running to the SSW for about 60m from its S portion. There are numerous other slight cropmarks within the complex that are likely to represent further archaeological features.

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 irregular on plan, bounded on the NW by a road and on the SE by the Pow Burn, with maximum dimensions of 215m N-S by 200m 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 relationships, both chronological and functional, between the various features will be of particular importance to our understanding of the development of later prehistoric settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 65 NW 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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