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Tealing, souterrain

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5318 / 56°31'54"N

Longitude: -2.9572 / 2°57'25"W

OS Eastings: 341222

OS Northings: 738167

OS Grid: NO412381

Mapcode National: GBR VL.4F1J

Mapcode Global: WH7R4.K21Y

Entry Name: Tealing, souterrain

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1937

Last Amended: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90299

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: souterrain, earth-house

Location: Tealing

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises a souterrain of later prehistoric date. It is in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland, and is being scheduled to clarify the extent of the protected area.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 145m OD. It comprises a curving souterrain some 25m long with a maximum width of about 2.5m and an internal height of about 2m. Excavations in the nineteenth century revealed that the souterrain was divided into a series of compartments. Two cup-and-ring marked stones of probable Bronze Age date have been built into the walls of the souterrain.

Souterrains are semi-subterranean structures generally regarded as having been used for storage in the Iron Age. They are usually found associated with above-ground settlement. Although the archaeological deposits within the souterrain have been removed, the surrounding area has not been excavated and remains of the associated settlement are thus likely to survive below the ploughsoil.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the souterrain 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 extract. The above-ground elements of the fence surrounding the souterrain are excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Tealing Souterrain
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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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