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Newbigging shown within Angus
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Newbigging is a village in Angus, Scotland, two miles north-east of Dundee. The name "Newbigging" originally referred to a "new bigging" or "new cottar town" (hamlet). The village is roughly two miles north of Monifieth and east of Dundee, Scotland's fourth city. Some of the earliest history of the local area is represented approximately four kilometres northwest at the village of Eassie, where the Eassie Stone is displayed in a ruined church; this carved Pictish stone is dated prior to the Early Middle Ages.
Notable features of the village
The oldest buildings in the village (exceeding 200 years), are the village church and the old church manse. The church is located almost in the centre of the village on the main road "Pitairlie Road". The church has been bought by artist Nail Hanna and he is apparently turning it into a studio / art class. The old manse, which was superseded by the new manse behind the church (neither of which are used as the church manse anymore), was given the dwelling name of "Davidsons Cottage". While this name is in some databases as the name of the oldest house in Newbigging, its current monicker is "Rhodd Duw", which is Welsh for God's gift due to the circumstances of its acquisition. The village also has a large park in which there is plenty a up and coming footballer kicking a ball about. The grass in the park is cut into a lovely circular fashion like the orange arena in Amsterdam. The village also contains a now redundant church and a shop which is now closed. The shop was voted the best village shop in Scotland in 1997 due to selection of hot pastries that would stop many a passing motorist. Village idiot Tommy Thomson has now been missing for a few years.
- "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7
- C.Michael Hogan, Eassie Stone, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, October 7, 2007
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