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Pitskelly, unenclosed settlement 200m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5039 / 56°30'14"N

Longitude: -2.7426 / 2°44'33"W

OS Eastings: 354388

OS Northings: 734897

OS Grid: NO543348

Mapcode National: GBR VR.38YP

Mapcode Global: WH7R7.VS6D

Entry Name: Pitskelly, unenclosed settlement 200m S of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6607

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 encompassing several sub-rectangular enclosures and, on the E of the site, an oval enclosure, together with numerous ring ditches and souterrains. Souterrains were semi-underground cellars attached to above-ground settlements during the Iron Age. They are generally thought to have been used for storage and appear as short, straight or curving linear cropmarks. Ring ditches, of which there are numerous examples in the field, have been shown by excavation to represent the remains of later prehistoric timber roundhouses.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark remains 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 330m E-W by 260m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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