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Newbigging, hut circle 820m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.816 / 56°48'57"N

Longitude: -2.7549 / 2°45'17"W

OS Eastings: 354011

OS Northings: 769640

OS Grid: NO540696

Mapcode National: GBR WS.SMJV

Mapcode Global: WH7PP.NYB5

Entry Name: Newbigging, hut circle 820m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6874

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: hut circle, roundhouse

Location: Lethnot and Navar

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a hut circle of prehistoric date, visible as turf-covered wall footings.

The monument is situated in improved grassland at around 260m OD. It comprises a hut circle measuring about 9m in diameter, defined by a turf-covered wall measuring about 0.4m high and spread to a width of about 3m. The hut circle is situated on a low eminence that rises about 1m above the surrounding land. There is an entrance on the SE. Hut circles are characteristic of Bronze and Iron Age settlement sites and represent the remains of timber-roofed roundhouses.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is a truncated circle with a diameter of 45m, bounded on the NNW by a wall, the above-ground elements of which are specifically excluded from the present scheduling, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric economy and environment.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 56 NW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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