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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 had been bought by artist Nail Hanna and then sold onto a private buyer who has converted it into a house. Newbigging shop, which won best village shop in Scotland in 1997, was also sold to a private buyer and converted into a house. 2005 saw the erection of 20 houses on farmland at Cunmont Cottages, Newbigging. The site which extends to 2.79 acres, lies on the north west sector of Newbigging between Pitairlie Road and the private road to Cunmont. The fields around Newbigging are used mostly for the growing of arable crops such as wheat and oil seed rape. The old manse, which was superseded by the new manse behind the church (neither of which are used as the church manse anymore), was given the dwelling name of "Davidsons Cottage".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.
- "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, 7 October 2007
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