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Craigmill, fort 250m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5141 / 56°30'50"N

Longitude: -2.6911 / 2°41'28"W

OS Eastings: 357566

OS Northings: 735993

OS Grid: NO575359

Mapcode National: GBR VS.9GYK

Mapcode Global: WH7R8.MJQL

Entry Name: Craigmill, fort 250m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6613

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: ring fort

Location: Panbride

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a fort of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 25m OD. The D-shaped fort consists of two concentric ramparts, the ditches of which measure about 2m (outer) and 4m (inner) wide, enclosing an area some 100m across. The W edge of the fort is defined by the adjacent Craigmill Burn.

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 130m N-S by 80m 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 defensive settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by the proximity of other remains of broadly similar date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NE 16.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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