Tealing Dovecot and Earth House
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Tealing Earth House
A short walk from the dovecot brings you to an Iron Age earth house, or souterrain. The earth house consists of a long, curving underground passageway built with stones on which Bronze Age carvings can still be seen.
The passage is fully 80 feet long with several smaller chambers branching off. The structure dates to about 100 AD, and would originally have been covered with a thatched roof
The earth house was uncovered by a farmer in 1871, and subsequent excavations turned up bronze rings, stone cups, a bracelet, and a number of animal bones. Near the entrance to the earth house is a boulder with cup and ring marks which almost certainly pre-date the souterrain.
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About Tealing Dovecot and Earth House
Address: Tealing, Angus and Dundee, Angus, Scotland, DD4 0SZ
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Close to the village of Balgray, five miles north of Dundee, off the A90. There is limited parking in the farmyard beside the dovecot. Signposted.
Website: Tealing Dovecot and Earth House
Photo Credit: Val Vannet, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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