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Pit Enclosure (Prehistoric), Souterrain(S) (Prehistoric), Unenclosed Settlement (Iron Age)

Site Name Boysack

Classification Pit Enclosure (Prehistoric), Souterrain(S) (Prehistoric), Unenclosed Settlement (Iron Age)

Canmore ID 35475

Site Number NO64NW 40

NGR NO 6192 4893

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Angus
  • Parish Inverkeilor
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO64NW 40 6192 4893.

NO 619 489. Settlement (Site), Boysack: In the field SW of Boysack, air photographs show at least five circular crop-marks, each measuring about 17m in diameter, which probably represent the sites of timber houses forming an unenclosed settlement. Close by there is a sixth circular mark measuring about 10m in diameter which appears to form the SW corner of a narrow sub-rectangular palisaded enclosure defined by pits measuring about 50m in length NW-SE by 15m in breadth. An area of rig-and-furrow cultivation crosses the field N-S.


Oblique aerial photographs (RCAHMSAP 1995) reveal the cropmarks of two souterrains, approximately 40m NE of the rectangular enclosure. The souterrains both measure about 12m in diameter.

Information from RCAHMS (KJ) 12 April 1999.


Aerial Photographic Transcription (23 February 1992 - 6 March 1992)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.


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