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Balkeerie,unenclosed settlement 900m SSW of Newmill

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5935 / 56°35'36"N

Longitude: -3.1024 / 3°6'8"W

OS Eastings: 332401

OS Northings: 745167

OS Grid: NO324451

Mapcode National: GBR VG.BP8Y

Mapcode Global: WH6PK.9JXP

Entry Name: Balkeerie,unenclosed settlement 900m SSW of Newmill

Scheduled Date: 16 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6302

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Eassie and Nevay

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of an unenclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

It lies in arable farmland at around 55m OD. It comprises at least five circular cropmarks with approximate diameters of between 10 and 15m, with ditches about 1m across. These cropmarks appear to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses characteristic of the later prehistoric period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 130m 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. It may be expected to contain material relating to prehistoric house construction and domestic organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 34 NW 20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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