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Guildy, enclosure south of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5438 / 56°32'37"N

Longitude: -2.7788 / 2°46'43"W

OS Eastings: 352210

OS Northings: 739358

OS Grid: NO522393

Mapcode National: GBR VQ.DLK6

Mapcode Global: WH7R1.9S0B

Entry Name: Guildy, enclosure S of

Scheduled Date: 4 February 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6595

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Monikie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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

The monument lies on level ground in arable farmland. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure, some 60m in diameter, within a ditch some 4m wide. Such enclosures are characteristic settlement forms of the later prehistoric period in southern and eastern Scotland.

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, and excludes above-ground structures associated with power-lines.

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

Sources

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NW 36.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1990) B46235 NO53NW36.

RCAHMS (1990) B46232 NO53NW36.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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