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Baldoukie,souterrains 250m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7189 / 56°43'8"N

Longitude: -2.8709 / 2°52'15"W

OS Eastings: 346793

OS Northings: 758918

OS Grid: NO467589

Mapcode National: GBR WN.ZS3X

Mapcode Global: WH7Q6.WD22

Entry Name: Baldoukie,souterrains 250m NE of

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6315

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Tannadice

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of several souterrains of later prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The souterrains lie on undulating ground in arable farmland at around 115m OD. At least three souterrains can be discerned on the aerial photographs. The largest is approximately 25m long and up to 2m wide. Immediately to its SW is another some 10m long by about 1m wide. To its S is a third souterrain approximately 10m long and up to 2m wide. To the E and N are two more possible souterrains, not as clearly visible as the others, both about 15m long.

Souterrains are semi-subterranean storage structures associated with later prehistoric timber roundhouses. The remains of such buildings may be expected to survive close to the souterrains. 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 rectangular with maximum dimensions of 90m N-S by 60m E-W 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 complexity of the souterrains suggests that the site will contain detailed information on the function and development of this monument type.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 45 NE 34.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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