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Craigmill House, enclosure 100m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5066 / 56°30'23"N

Longitude: -3.0086 / 3°0'31"W

OS Eastings: 338016

OS Northings: 735400

OS Grid: NO380354

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.Z12F

Mapcode Global: WH7R3.RQHC

Entry Name: Craigmill House, enclosure 100m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 22 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6526

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Mains and Strathmartine

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 160m OD. It comprises a roughly rectangular enclosure approximately 35m WNW-ESE by about 50m NNE-SSW, with a ditch some 2m wide and a markedly rounded NE corner. The S side of the enclosure is not clearly visible. There appear to be entrances in the W and N sides.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 90m 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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