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Craigmill, enclosure north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5142 / 56°30'51"N

Longitude: -2.6854 / 2°41'7"W

OS Eastings: 357921

OS Northings: 736007

OS Grid: NO579360

Mapcode National: GBR VS.9J8N

Mapcode Global: WH7R8.QJGG

Entry Name: Craigmill, enclosure NE of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6614

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Panbride

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed 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 a sub-rectangular enclosure measuring about 60m by 60m within a ditch some 2-3m wide. Sub-rectangular enclosures of this kind are generally associated with the period of Roman influence in southern and central Scotland.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark remains and an area around in which traces of associated material may be expected to survive. It is an irregular quadrilateral in shape with maximum dimensions of 110m NE-SW by 95m 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 NE 29.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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