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Brae of Pert,ring ditch 1200m north of Muir of Pert

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7702 / 56°46'12"N

Longitude: -2.5845 / 2°35'4"W

OS Eastings: 364372

OS Northings: 764445

OS Grid: NO643644

Mapcode National: GBR WZ.WGW6

Mapcode Global: WH8R9.83J6

Entry Name: Brae of Pert,ring ditch 1200m N of Muir of Pert

Scheduled Date: 29 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6378

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Logie Pert

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

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 on relatively level ground in an arable field at around 110m OD. It comprises a ring ditch approximately 20m in diameter, with a ditch up to about 4m wide. Such cropmarks commonly represent the buried remains of timber roundhouses of later prehistoric date.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the ring ditch house 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 construction.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 66 SW 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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