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Martinlee Plantation, enclosure 140m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Hawick and Denholm, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.3649 / 55°21'53"N

Longitude: -2.5426 / 2°32'33"W

OS Eastings: 365703

OS Northings: 608012

OS Grid: NT657080

Mapcode National: GBR B6PD.BN

Mapcode Global: WH8Z2.XFD1

Entry Name: Martinlee Plantation, enclosure 140m N of

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6636

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Southdean

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Denholm

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument to be scheduled consists of the remains of a sub-circular enclosure which may be of prehistoric date.

The enclosure lies to the NW of the Martinlee Sike immediately N of the A6088 road from Carter Bar to Hawick. The enclosure measures 32m from NW to SE by 29m transversly and is defined by a stony bank 2.5m wide by 0.6m high. There is an entrance into this enclosure on its SE side. The remains of a small hut are visible against the inside face of the bank on the SW side of the entrance.

The area to be scheduled is a 70m diameter circle centred on the enclosure but excluding a small part of the circle on the SW side where the boundary is formed by the edge of the public road, as indicated in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as the remains of an enclosed settlement, possibly prehistoric in date. It retains considerable potential to provide important information about domestic architecture and contemporary economy and land-use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




RCAHMS (1994) Southdean Borders an archaeological survey.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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