Region : Tayside Home
District : Angus Map
Town or village : Arbroath List
Grid Reference : NO 511 359 Glossary
Period :   AD 100-200  Bibliography

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This L-shaped and now roofless souterrain was discovered during ploughing in 1949 and then excavated in 1950-51. It is one of the largest in Scotland and the longest in Angus (42.6m in length). There are four entrances and a narrow passage that joins the main underground gallery.
The purpose of the souterrain is unknown, but excavations suggest a possible use as store-room for grain or shed for cattle or sheep. Excavations revealed also a settlement of at least eight surface huts.
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