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Denhead Cottage,enclosure 200m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Montrose and District, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6898 / 56°41'23"N

Longitude: -2.5096 / 2°30'34"W

OS Eastings: 368883

OS Northings: 755461

OS Grid: NO688554

Mapcode National: GBR VX.7P4H

Mapcode Global: WH8RQ.F35T

Entry Name: Denhead Cottage,enclosure 200m W of

Scheduled Date: 24 October 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6237

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Craig

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 70m OD. It comprises an arc of ditch representing part of a sub-circular enclosure of approximately 70m diameter. The ditch is up to about 2m wide and has a possible entrance to the E. A darker patch inside the enclosure may indicate the presence of remains relating to a former internal building although the nature of the background geology makes this hard to evaluate.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It consists of two parts of a circle disected by the modern road. The W portion has maximum dimensions of 85m NNW-SSE by 40m and the E portion has maximum dimensions of 90m NNW-SSE by 50m, all 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 contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The enclosure ditch may be expected to contain material relating to the economy and environment of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 65 NE 64.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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