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Brankam Hill

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Nearest Town:Kirriemuir (8km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NO299559 / Sheet: 53
Latitude:56° 41' 22.38" N
Longitude:   3° 8' 40.48" W

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This hill really has to be seen to be believed! The Scottish Megaraks visited it on 9th February 2003 having been lucky enough to get the farmer's permission (ScottY knows his daughter), and it is a real megalithic feast - prehistoric barrows, cairns, kerb cairns, hut circles, house platforms, four-posters and a cup marked rock.

There are multiple entries for all of these in Canmore, but the site has not been properly surveyed or excavated. That's a great pity, as I feel that a lot more could be learned about this area. Strone Hill, which lies just to the NW of Brankam, also has a large amount of sites, and there are many others very close by - Meikle Kenny, Auldallan and Pitmudie, to name but a few.
nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
10th February 2003ce
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Brankam Hill (Stone Setting) — Fieldnotes

This whole area is covered in prehistoric sites and Brankam Hill has its quota of sites, barrows, hut circles, kerb cairns and something I haven't come across before a double Four Poster.

Sitting on the east side of the hill the two small circles, similar to Strone, are only 3m apart. The north setting is just over 1.5m square and the south setting, 1m square.

Not the the most impressive site, but certainly one of the most fascinating.

Plans being made to go back and have a good look at the hill with a guide from the area.

Visited 8/08/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th October 2020ce

Brankam Hill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Heading west from the Welton Cairn I headed straight down the hill, fairly steep, looking back if I'd headed slightly north then west it would have much easier. In the saddle of between the Brankam and Welton Hills there is an impressive hut circle.

The site is almost 19m wide and has walls almost 2m wide with the front door located in the south east arc Much remains of the inner wall, however the outer wall has been severely robbed probably to construct later enclosures.

Visited 8/08/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th October 2020ce

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