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Ravensby House, ring ditch 100m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Carnoustie and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5038 / 56°30'13"N

Longitude: -2.7527 / 2°45'9"W

OS Eastings: 353766

OS Northings: 734887

OS Grid: NO537348

Mapcode National: GBR VR.36LS

Mapcode Global: WH7R7.PSDH

Entry Name: Ravensby House, ring ditch 100m SE of

Scheduled Date: 17 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6568

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Barry

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Carnoustie and District

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 30m OD. It comprises a ring ditch measuring about 15m in diameter inclusive of a ditch 2m in width. Ring ditches such as this have been shown by excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the ring ditch together with an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 35m 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. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 SW 34.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1976) AN/2921 NO53SW34.

RCAHMS (1976) AN/2922 NO53SW34, NO53NW28.

RCAHMS (1977) AN/3273 NO53SW34, 35.

RCAHMS (1977) AN/3274 NO53SW34, 35.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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