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Doonies, hut circle 900m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7489 / 56°44'55"N

Longitude: -3.3373 / 3°20'14"W

OS Eastings: 318316

OS Northings: 762715

OS Grid: NO183627

Mapcode National: GBR W2.XZY1

Mapcode Global: WH6NN.QM0L

Entry Name: Doonies, hut circle 900m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7308

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Glenisla

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a hut circle of prehistoric date surviving as a series of low, heather-covered earthworks.

The monument occupies the summit of a prominent natural hillock in the upper reaches of the valley of the Doonie Burn at around 350m OD. It comprises a hut circle of somewhat oval form measuring approximately 12m E-W by 11m internally within a low bank some 2-3m wide.

Hut circles are a characteristic monument type of the Perthshire and Angus uplands and represent the remains of former timber-roofed roundhouses of Bronze and Iron Age date. The present example lies close to several other more extensive groups in Glenisla.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the hut circle and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 40m 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 add to our understanding of later prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by its association with other prehistoric settlement remains in the vicinity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 16 SE 20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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