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St Bride's Ring, dun 250m west of Kingennie House

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5075 / 56°30'26"N

Longitude: -2.8551 / 2°51'18"W

OS Eastings: 347469

OS Northings: 735373

OS Grid: NO474353

Mapcode National: GBR VN.MSYK

Mapcode Global: WH7R6.3PQN

Entry Name: St Bride's Ring, dun 250m W of Kingennie House

Scheduled Date: 15 January 1953

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM134

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Monifieth

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises a dun or homestead of prehistoric date. It is being rescheduled to encompass the whole of the most archaeologically sensitive area.

The monument lies on an E-W running spur in woodland, at around 100m OD. It comprises a dun or homestead measuring about 15m in internal diameter, defined by a wall composed of large boulders. The wall, which is best preserved on the S and E sides, measures about 2.5m thick and stands to a height of between about 0.3m and 1m high. A probable entrance is marked by a break in the wall on the E, measuring about 2m wide and flanked by two large boulders on the S side. Structures such as this are characteristic defended homesteads of Iron Age date.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 60m, 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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