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Nether Kelly, ring ditch 200m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5369 / 56°32'12"N

Longitude: -2.653 / 2°39'10"W

OS Eastings: 359939

OS Northings: 738511

OS Grid: NO599385

Mapcode National: GBR VS.W5SZ

Mapcode Global: WH8S7.6YYM

Entry Name: Nether Kelly, ring ditch 200m E of

Scheduled Date: 4 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6623

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Arbirlot

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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 25m OD. It comprises a ring ditch measuring about 13m in diameter defined by a ditch which is around 1m wide with an E-facing entrance. 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 and an area around it 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, economy and house-building techniques.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 53 NE 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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