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Martinlee Plantation, homestead south east of Martinlee Sike

A Scheduled Monument in Hawick and Denholm, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.364 / 55°21'50"N

Longitude: -2.5436 / 2°32'36"W

OS Eastings: 365638

OS Northings: 607911

OS Grid: NT656079

Mapcode National: GBR B6PD.3Z

Mapcode Global: WH8Z2.WFYR

Entry Name: Martinlee Plantation, homestead SE of Martinlee Sike

Scheduled Date: 28 February 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6601

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Southdean

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Denholm

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument to be scheduled is the remains of a homestead of prehistoric date on the SE side of the Martinlee Sike.

It comprises the remains of a enclosure with a house platform which is set into the slope on its E side. The house platform has a diameter of 7m, is 0.7m deep and has a possible entrance on its W side. The enclosure is slightly scooped into the slope and measures c 2m from SW to NE within a stony bank that is 2m wide and 0.25m high. There is a possible entrance on its S side.

The area to be scheduled is irregular and is bounded on the NW by Martinlee Sike and on the SE by the N edge of a track. It measures a maximum of 70m from SW to NE and 40m from NW to SE as marked in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the remains of an enclosed homestead of prehistoric date. It retains the potential to provide important information about domestic architecture and contemporary economy and land use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 60 NE 66.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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