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Kelsocleugh, farmstead 950m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4467 / 55°26'48"N

Longitude: -2.2294 / 2°13'45"W

OS Eastings: 385588

OS Northings: 617002

OS Grid: NT855170

Mapcode National: GBR D5WG.4B

Mapcode Global: WH9ZZ.QCLC

Entry Name: Kelsocleugh, farmstead 950m S of

Scheduled Date: 30 July 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6004

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument is the remains of a farmstead of the pre-improvement period, comprising a rectangular house and four outbuildings. The house measures c6.5m by 3m, with footings of stone and turf, attached to a small yard and to a drystone dyke which encloses an area of about 1 hectare. Much of the enclosure is afforested. The outbuildings are strung along the burn to the S.

Rectangular buildings noted within the prehistoric settlement of Staney Knowe (which lies within the drystone enclosure) may be associated with this farmstead. The afforested area is not at present proposed for scheduling. The area to be scheduled measures 140m NE to SW by a

maximum of 55m transversely, to include the house and outbuildings and part of the drystone enclosure, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved farmstead which has the potential to enhance our understanding of pre-improvement settlement. Even though much of the accompanying enclosure and some of the buildings have been afforested, the monument still has considerable potential. It is of particular importance because of the survival in the area of settlement remains of this and earlier periods; taken together they have the potential to increase considerably our knowledge of the development of the farmed landscape in southern Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




RCAHMS Roxburghshire Inventory, No. 641.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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