Laws Of Monifieth

Broch (possible), Cup And Ring Marked Stone, Fort, Vitrified Stone

Site Name Laws Of Monifieth

Classification Broch (possible), Cup And Ring Marked Stone, Fort, Vitrified Stone

Alternative Name(s) Laws Hill, Drumsturdy

Canmore ID 33450

Site Number NO43SE 7

NGR NO 4916 3489

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Monifieth (angus)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO43SE 7 4916 3489.

(NO 491 349) Fort and Broch (NR).

OS 1:10,000 map, (1974).

The fort is oval measuring c 400' by 200' within the ruin of a wall 30' thick. The faces of the wall are of large carefully-laid blocks and the core of rubble, in which considerable quantities of vitrified stone have been noted.

An outer wall of the same character, but not so thick covers either end of the fort and a third is added on the SW.

The broch, now very much robbed and overgrown, is 35' in diameter within a wall 16' thick.

The whole summit is mutilated and bears four ruined ornamental structures apparently of recent origin.

Visited by OS(JLD) 16 May 1958.

R W Feachem 1963.

Bronze spiral finger-ring.

E J MacKie 1971.



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