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Gagie Lodge, ring ditch 350m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5175 / 56°31'3"N

Longitude: -2.8911 / 2°53'28"W

OS Eastings: 345265

OS Northings: 736521

OS Grid: NO452365

Mapcode National: GBR VM.DBDZ

Mapcode Global: WH7R5.KFHY

Entry Name: Gagie Lodge, ring ditch 350m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6563

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Murroes

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus


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

The monument lies in rolling arable farmland at around 110m OD. It comprises a ring ditch some 10m in diameter within a ditch about 2m wide and with a possible SW-facing entrance. Darker patches inside the ring ditch may represent the remains of former domestic structures.

Ring ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the ring ditch and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 40m 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 house construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 43 NE 45.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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