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Caysbriggs, earthwork 450m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Heldon and Laich, Moray

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Latitude: 57.6894 / 57°41'21"N

Longitude: -3.267 / 3°16'1"W

OS Eastings: 324557

OS Northings: 867327

OS Grid: NJ245673

Mapcode National: GBR L89D.G53

Mapcode Global: WH6J1.SZGL

Entry Name: Caysbriggs, earthwork 450m NW of

Scheduled Date: 28 December 1971

Last Amended: 22 March 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3080

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Drainie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Traditional County: Morayshire


The monument comprises an enclosure of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding earthwork. Defended settlements of this type are characteristic of the Iron Age and generally date to the later first millennium BC.

The monument was originally scheduled in 1971, but the protected area did not include the whole area of archaeological sensitivity. The present rescheduling rectifies this.

The monument is situated in a clearing within a pine tree plantation at about 5m OD. The monument comprises an elliptical enclosure, aligned approximately NW to SE, with maximum dimensions of around 90m by 75m. The enclosure, which would originally have contained a settlement, is defined by a single rampart and accompanying outer ditch. The northern portion of the rampart stands about 1.5m high (from ditch base to rampart crest) and the ditch here is c.4m wide. Opposing entrances are present on the northern and southern sides of the earthwork.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape and measures c.130m in diameter, as marked in red on the accompanying map. The track and drain to the west of the scheduled area are excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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