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Scheduled Monument

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Panmure Castle and MoatSM2870

Status: Designated


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  • Category: N/A
  • Date Added: 24/12/1969
  • Last Date Amended: 06/12/2000
  • Type: Secular: castle


  • Local Authority: Angus
  • Parish: Panbride

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NO 544 376
  • Coordinates: 354400, 737600


The main part of the monument consists of a the remains of a quadrangular stone-built castle with rectangular towers at the angles, and the remains of ranges around the perimeter of the enclosed courtyard. It is thought to be of thirteenth-century date, but with considerable later modifications. Some distance to the north is a a substantial earthwork rampart and a deep ditch that is usually filled with water. The monument was first scheduled in 1969 as two separate elements, but it is now appreciated that there are likely to be significant archaeological remains in the area between the rectangular castle and the rampart and ditch, and a larger area is now to be scheduled which includes both elements.

The area to be scheduled is irregular on plan, measuring 140m due N-S and a maximum of 105m E-W. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

About Designations

Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

Scheduling is the way that a monument or archaeological site of national importance is recognised by law through the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments of national importance using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The description and map showing the scheduled area is the legal part of the scheduling. The additional information in the scheduled monument record gives an indication of the national importance of the monument(s). It is not a definitive account or a complete description of the monument(s). The format of scheduled monument records has changed over time. Earlier records will usually be brief and some information will not have been recorded. Scheduled monument consent is required to carry out certain work, including repairs, to scheduled monuments. Applications for scheduled monument consent are made to us. We are happy to discuss your proposals with you before you apply and we do not charge for advice or consent. More information about consent and how to apply for it can be found on our website at

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