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Nether Arniefoul, unenclosed settlement 500m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.602 / 56°36'7"N

Longitude: -2.9803 / 2°58'49"W

OS Eastings: 339911

OS Northings: 745996

OS Grid: NO399459

Mapcode National: GBR VK.D1PB

Mapcode Global: WH7QR.6B25

Entry Name: Nether Arniefoul, unenclosed settlement 500m NE of

Scheduled Date: 16 July 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6423

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Glamis

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

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 arable farmland at around 150m OD. It comprises a ring ditch house, two probable souterrains and a scatter of pits. The ring ditch has a diameter of approximately 18m and its defining ditch is some 2m wide with a possible entrance on the NE. A short linear cropmark within this feature may be the remains of a small souterrain, or semi-subterranean storage structure.

To the SW, a ditch some 3m wide with a projected diameter of about 30m may have formed part of an enclosure, but more plausibly may represent a further souterrain. To its N and S is a scatter of pits.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described above and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 140m N-S by 140m 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. Of particular importance are the relationships, functional and chronological, between the various elements.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 34 NE 53.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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