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South Balluderon, ring ditch 750m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5249 / 56°31'29"N

Longitude: -3.0077 / 3°0'27"W

OS Eastings: 338104

OS Northings: 737441

OS Grid: NO381374

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.XTKF

Mapcode Global: WH7R3.R8Y8

Entry Name: South Balluderon, ring ditch 750m SE of

Scheduled Date: 25 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6536

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Tealing

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

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 in arable farmland at around 140m OD. It comprises a ring ditch some 20m in diameter with a ditch some 2m wide. Darker patches inside the ring ditch may indicate the remains of internal deposits associated with the occupation of the structure.

Ring ditches such as this have been shown on excavation to represent the remains of former timber roundhouses of the later prehistoric period.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the ring ditch 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 and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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