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Middle Drums,ring ditches 50m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7082 / 56°42'29"N

Longitude: -2.6696 / 2°40'10"W

OS Eastings: 359100

OS Northings: 757590

OS Grid: NO591575

Mapcode National: GBR VS.JFXX

Mapcode Global: WH7Q9.YNX8

Entry Name: Middle Drums,ring ditches 50m NE of

Scheduled Date: 12 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6359

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Brechin

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Description

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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 110m OD. It comprises two ring ditches set about 20m apart, each with a diameter of about 20m, each defined by a ditch approximately 2m wide. Ring ditches such as these have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the remains described and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 80m 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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 55 NE 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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