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Woodhill House, settlement SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.4988 / 56°29'55"N

Longitude: -2.7798 / 2°46'47"W

OS Eastings: 352092

OS Northings: 734352

OS Grid: NO520343

Mapcode National: GBR VQ.HDBN

Mapcode Global: WH7R7.8XKB

Entry Name: Woodhill House, settlement SSW of

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6565

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Barry

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at between 25-30m OD. It comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement roughly aligned NW-SE. The complex contains several dark, circular cropmarks measuring about 10-15m in diameter, which represent the remains of former timber roundhouses characteristic of the 1st millennium BC.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmarks and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is rectangular with dimensions of 160m NW-SE by 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 SW 33.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) AN/5426 NO53SW33.

RCAHMS (1982) AN/5901 NO53SW33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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