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Unenclosed settlement, 275m south of Downie Mill

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5054 / 56°30'19"N

Longitude: -2.8085 / 2°48'30"W

OS Eastings: 350333

OS Northings: 735102

OS Grid: NO503351

Mapcode National: GBR VP.85MB

Mapcode Global: WH7R6.TRT9

Entry Name: Unenclosed settlement, 275m S of Downie Mill

Scheduled Date: 28 February 1997

Last Amended: 2 February 2022

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6603

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Monikie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs. The monument lies in arable farmland at around 60m above sea level.

The eastern end of the scheduled area contains cropmarks of two roundhouses, measuring up to 15m in diameter. One of the roundhouses has evidence for a break in the east of its circuit, indicating the location of the entrance. The western end of the scheduled area contains cropmarks of around six circular and sub-circular features, most likely to be roundhouses or small enclosures. The circular features at this west also measure up to 15m in diameter. Roundhouses were domestic dwellings and generally date to the Iron Age. The collection of cropmark features at this site represents the remains of an unenclosed settlement.

The scheduled area is irregular. It includes the remains described above and an area around within which evidence relating to the monument's construction, use and abandonment is expected to survive, as shown 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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HER/SMR Reference

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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