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Milton of Ogil ring ditch 250m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7383 / 56°44'17"N

Longitude: -2.8927 / 2°53'33"W

OS Eastings: 345490

OS Northings: 761094

OS Grid: NO454610

Mapcode National: GBR WM.YFCX

Mapcode Global: WH7Q0.JWRQ

Entry Name: Milton of Ogil ring ditch 250m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6356

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Tannadice

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring ditch house of prehistoric date and other features represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 155m OD. It comprises a ring ditch some 10-12m in diameter, defined by a ditch about 2m wide. The ring ditch lies midway along an irregular line of at least twelve large pits, which extends for a distance of approximately 100m from NNE to SSW.

Ring ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period. The associated pits may represent a field boundary of similar date.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is rectangular with maximum dimensions of 130m NNE-SSW by 70m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The chronological relationship between the ring ditch house and the pits will be of particular significance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 46 SE 28.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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