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Balkemback Cottages, stone circle 500m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5339 / 56°32'2"N

Longitude: -3.0067 / 3°0'24"W

OS Eastings: 338181

OS Northings: 738444

OS Grid: NO381384

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.X7K7

Mapcode Global: WH7R3.S1FB

Entry Name: Balkemback Cottages, stone circle 500m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 22 December 1969

Last Amended: 15 December 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2868

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Tealing

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a stone circle of Neolithic date. It is being re-scheduled to ensure adequate protection is given to the archaeological remains.

The monument lies in grassland at around 600m OD. It comprises a stone circle composed of four boulders, two of which are upright, the other two being recumbent. The recumbent stones measure between about 1-1.5m in length, while the uprights measure about 1-1.2m high. The stone to the E has had around 20 cup-marks, including some cup-and-ring marks, on its E face, and a further 16 on its W face. The cup-marks are now heavily weathered. The circle measures about 14m in overall diameter.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described above and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 40m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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