Scheduled Monument

Craigmill, fort 250m WNW ofSM6613

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
04/03/1997
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: ring fort
Local Authority
Angus
Parish
Panbride
NGR
NO 57566 35993
Coordinates
357566, 735993

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a fort of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 25m OD. The D-shaped fort consists of two concentric ramparts, the ditches of which measure about 2m (outer) and 4m (inner) wide, enclosing an area some 100m across. The W edge of the fort is defined by the adjacent Craigmill Burn.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 130m N-S by 80m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric defensive settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by the proximity of other remains of broadly similar date.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NE 16.

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