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Greenlawhill, unenclosed settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5022 / 56°30'7"N

Longitude: -2.7486 / 2°44'54"W

OS Eastings: 354018

OS Northings: 734707

OS Grid: NO540347

Mapcode National: GBR VR.37L7

Mapcode Global: WH7R7.RTCQ

Entry Name: Greenlawhill, unenclosed settlement

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6570

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 prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 25m OD. It comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement aligned approximately E-W. The settlement comprises numerous dark discoid and crescentic cropmarks representing the remains of prehistoric timber roundhouses. These structures, characteristic of lowland settlement in the 1st millennium BC, range in size from approximately 12m to 20m in diameter and are aligned along the NW side of what appears to be a former watercourse.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 270m NE-SW by 100m 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 18.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1982) AN/5902 NO53SW18.

RCAHMS (1982) AN/5903 NO53SW18.

RCAHMS (1988) BO5226 NO53SW18.

RCAHMS (1990) B43136 NO53SW18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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