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Newmill,ring ditch 600m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5966 / 56°35'47"N

Longitude: -3.0999 / 3°5'59"W

OS Eastings: 332559

OS Northings: 745505

OS Grid: NO325455

Mapcode National: GBR VG.BHVJ

Mapcode Global: WH6PK.CG3B

Entry Name: Newmill,ring ditch 600m SW of

Scheduled Date: 12 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6353

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Eassie and Nevay

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a ring ditch, probably the remains of a circular wooden house of prehistoric date, represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on arable farmland at around 50m OD. It comprises a ring ditch approximately 20m in diameter by some 2m wide. Its E half is much less clearly visible. Background geology obscures part of the site but there are indications of further cropmark features associated with the ring ditch.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains of the ring ditch and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m 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 domestic organisation and prehistoric house construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 34 NW 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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