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Nether Migvie,ring ditch east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.681 / 56°40'51"N

Longitude: -2.9816 / 2°58'53"W

OS Eastings: 339957

OS Northings: 754796

OS Grid: NO399547

Mapcode National: GBR VK.71CV

Mapcode Global: WH7QC.5BFL

Entry Name: Nether Migvie,ring ditch E of

Scheduled Date: 27 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6470

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Kirriemuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 140m OD. It comprises a ring ditch of approximately 20-25m in diameter over a ditch up to about 2m wide. Such cropmarks commonly represent the remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date. A dense, dark cropmark occupies much of the interior and may represent the remains of internal deposits.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the ring ditch house and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 50m 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, economy and house construction methods.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 35 SE 57.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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