Tealing

[Tealing doocot]

On its long descent from the Sidlaw Hills towards Dundee, a sign on the A90 dual carriageway points west along a minor road to the quiet village of Tealing. Historic Environment Scotland cares for two properties here a few minutes' walk apart from each other: a picturesque doocot complete with nesting boxes, and a curved souterrain, probably constructed to store supplies during the Roman occupation of the area but now open to the elements.

[Tealing souterrain]

Name: Tealing Dovecot ☆☆☆
Description: Lectern dovecot, probably built in 1595 by the local Maxwell family.
Location: Tealing, G.R.: NO 413381 / listed bind posed
Open: Always
Cost: Free

Name: Tealing Earth House ☆☆☆
Description: Roofless iron-age souterrain, possibly used to store grain for a Roman army occupying the area.
Location: Tealing, G.R.: NO 412381 / paths demand stow
Open: Always
Cost: Free
Anything else? Park at the doocot, follow the track west over Tealing Burn, then turn right on a narrow footpath to the nearby earth house.

[Nesting boxes inside the doocot]

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