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Carlungie, souterrain 160m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5133 / 56°30'47"N

Longitude: -2.796 / 2°47'45"W

OS Eastings: 351114

OS Northings: 735978

OS Grid: NO511359

Mapcode National: GBR VP.VNJN

Mapcode Global: WH7R7.0KV5

Entry Name: Carlungie, souterrain 160m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 30 November 1981

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90059

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Monikie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a souterrain of prehistoric date. The importance of the site is reflected in its status as a Property in Care of the Secretary of State. It is being rescheduled to clarify the extent of the scheduled area.

The monument lies in an area of arable farmland, although the central part of the site is set within a fenced enclosure maintained by Historic Scotland. The main visible feature of the site is a complex souterrain; a type of semi-subterranean, passage-like structure, thought to have been used for storage in the later prehistoric period.

Excavations in 1950 showed that the souterrain was associated with several above-ground structures. More such structures may be expected to survive in the unexcavated areas in the immediate vicinity of the souterrain, both inside and outside the fenced enclosure.

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 circular with a diameter of 70m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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