Castleton, Angus

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Castleton
Castleton is located in Angus
Castleton
Castleton
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO333466
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFORFAR
Postcode districtDD8
Dialling code01307
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°36′23″N 3°05′17″W / 56.606518°N 3.088141°W / 56.606518; -3.088141Coordinates: 56°36′23″N 3°05′17″W / 56.606518°N 3.088141°W / 56.606518; -3.088141

Castleton, officially Castleton Of Eassie, is a village in Angus, Scotland.[1] This settlement is situated along the A94 road between Glamis and Meigle.[2] One mile to the south is the village of Eassie noted for the presence of the Eassie Stone; this carved Pictish stone is dated prior to the Early Middle Ages.[3] Slightly further to the south lies Ark Hill within the Sidlaw Hills.

Castleton Hotel stands on the medieval fortification that gives the settlement its name, an enormous defensive mound surrounded by a broad ditch. The rectangular earthwork is 12-to-14-foot (3.7 to 4.3 m) deep in the north-east, with a three-foot internal rampart, elsewhere it is shallower. There are no visible remains of the buildings of the medieval castle, which were perhaps largely of wood.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Castleton of Eassie". Canmore. Historic Environment Scotland.
  2. ^ United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map, Landranger (2005)
  3. ^ C.Michael Hogan, Eassie Stone, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, 7 Oct. 2007