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The Flobbits, hut circle 1200m SSE of Craig Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7734 / 56°46'24"N

Longitude: -2.9145 / 2°54'52"W

OS Eastings: 344208

OS Northings: 765021

OS Grid: NO442650

Mapcode National: GBR WL.W8LC

Mapcode Global: WH7Q0.60FR

Entry Name: The Flobbits, hut circle 1200m SSE of Craig Hill

Scheduled Date: 15 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8504

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Tannadice

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a hut circle of prehistoric date, visible as turf-covered wall footings.

The monument lies in rough grassland at around 330m OD, in an area of ground known locally as 'The Flobbits'. It consists of an oval hut circle levelled into the hill slope, measuring about 9m by 8m in internal diameter.

The hut circle is defined on the N, S and W by a stony bank measuring about 0.3m high and about 2m wide. On the E, the edge of the hut circle is levelled into the slope, creating a scarp measuring about 0.3m in height. Hut circles are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible remains and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 35m, 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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to sites of broadly contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 46 NW 1.


Carter, S. and O'Sullivan, J. (1993) Forestry Survey: Glenogil, Angus District, Tayside AOC (Scotland) Ltd.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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