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Ballangrew,moated homestead 750m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1623 / 56°9'44"N

Longitude: -4.2273 / 4°13'38"W

OS Eastings: 261775

OS Northings: 698863

OS Grid: NS617988

Mapcode National: GBR 10.HQ9P

Mapcode Global: WH4NW.1C8Q

Entry Name: Ballangrew,moated homestead 750m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4572

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: homestead moat

Location: Port Of Menteith

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a moated homestead of the medieval period, some 500 to 600 years old, comprising a platform measuring 23m by 21m within a broad water-filled ditch up to 8m across. There are traces of a slight bank on the inner lip of the ditch. On the outer lip of the ditch there is a bank up to 1m high.

An area measuring 70m E-W by 70 N-S is proposed for scheduling to include the platform, the ditch, the external bank and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the use of the site will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an example of an uncommon type of medieval site. It was probably a hunting lodge, positioned well within the then confines of Flanders Moss. It has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of a little known monument type and the use and construction of specialised class of structure. Further, waterlogged timber posts will probably survive below ground level.

Taken with the few other medieval monuments in the area, and especially with the other moated homestead at Peel of Gartfarren to the W, the monument has a considerable potential to increase our knowledge of the organisation and use of the medieval landscape, in particular the exploitation of the economic resource represented by the Moss.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NS 69 NW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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