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Chapel Knowe, farmstead 100m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Hawick and Denholm, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.3731 / 55°22'23"N

Longitude: -2.5214 / 2°31'17"W

OS Eastings: 367052

OS Northings: 608912

OS Grid: NT670089

Mapcode National: GBR B6T9.XQ

Mapcode Global: WH8Z3.76KR

Entry Name: Chapel Knowe, farmstead 100m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6638

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Southdean

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Denholm

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument to be scheduled consists of the remains of a farmstead that may be of medieval date.

The farmstead measures 43m from NE to SW by 33m transversely and is defined by a bank 3m wide and 0.5m high. There are gaps in the SE angle of this enclosure which may indicate the location of former entrances. A natural gully crosses the farmstead from NNW to SSE and on either side of it are traces of buildings.

The area to be scheduled is irregular and measures a maximum of 80m from E to W by 60m from N to S as indicated in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as the remains of a small farmstead of possible medieval date. It has the potential to provide important information about medieval rural 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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