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Newbigging,earthwork 400m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 56.9972 / 56°59'50"N

Longitude: -2.2601 / 2°15'36"W

OS Eastings: 384298

OS Northings: 789592

OS Grid: NO842895

Mapcode National: GBR XG.HK87

Mapcode Global: WH9RF.8D16

Entry Name: Newbigging,earthwork 400m E of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4879

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: linear earthwork; Roman: linear earthwork; Secular: linear earth

Location: Fetteresso

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire


The monument consists of a bank and ditch extending 180m ENE/WSW across part of a gentle ridge running up to Raedykes Hill. The bank measures up to 4.5m across by up to 1.2m high; the ditch is on its S side and is up to 4m broad by slightly over 1m deep. The bank and ditch control only the W side of the ridge although the E side appears little different, and they cannot in isolation have been a sound defence. The area to be scheduled measures 115m ENE/WSW by 25m transversely with its N edge 7m N of the edge of the bank as delineated in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a good example of a defensive earthwork and is of particular interest because of its potential to illuminate the military of the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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