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Mill of Balrownie,ring ditch 200m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7618 / 56°45'42"N

Longitude: -2.6973 / 2°41'50"W

OS Eastings: 357466

OS Northings: 763576

OS Grid: NO574635

Mapcode National: GBR WV.X24S

Mapcode Global: WH7Q3.J9SN

Entry Name: Mill of Balrownie,ring ditch 200m SE of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6472

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Menmuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

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 on level ground in an arable farmland at around 65m OD. It comprises a ring ditch with a diameter of some 10m and a ditch about 2m wide. Ring ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of timber roundhouses dating to the later prehistoric period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cropmark remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 50m 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 56 SE 36.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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