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Shallgreen, hut circles and field system 640m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7621 / 56°45'43"N

Longitude: -2.9673 / 2°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 340960

OS Northings: 763809

OS Grid: NO409638

Mapcode National: GBR WJ.X2YX

Mapcode Global: WH7PZ.D97F

Entry Name: Shallgreen, hut circles and field system 640m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7276

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Tannadice

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises a group of hut circles of prehistoric date, visible as grass and heather covered wall footings, and a contemporary field system.

The monument lies in moorland on Black Hill at around 350m OD. It consists of a group of seven hut circles, two of which are levelled into the slope and two of which are conjoined. The hut circles are defined by earth and stone banks measuring up to about 0.4m high and about 2.5m in width. Five of the hut circles measure between 7-8m in diameter internally, while the remaining two measure about 5m in diameter internally.

All have entrances on the SE. The hut circles levelled into the slope have downhill scarps measuring up to about 0.3m in height. Hut circles are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses. They are situated within a contemporary field system defined by a number of field banks and clearance cairns.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular, measuring 190m from its northernmost point to its southernmost point and 120m from its easternmost point to its westernmost point, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of upland prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 46 SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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