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Green Hill, settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale East, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6643 / 55°39'51"N

Longitude: -3.1184 / 3°7'6"W

OS Eastings: 329741

OS Northings: 641770

OS Grid: NT297417

Mapcode National: GBR 62NY.NB

Mapcode Global: WH6V0.2W9J

Entry Name: Green Hill, settlement

Scheduled Date: 30 December 1971

Last Amended: 10 December 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3131

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Innerleithen

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale East

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


The monument is an enclosed settlement dating from the later prehistoric period. The monument was originally scheduled in 1971 but the area covered by the designation was not properly defined. The current rescheduling rectifies this.

The settlement lies at around 425m OD on the summit of Green Hill where it commands extensive views over the surrounding countryside. The settlement is defined by an oval walled enclosure which survives spread up to 2m wide and 0.5m high, with 3m wide entrances on the NW and SE sides. The enclosed area measures a maximum of 39m by 33m. The foundations of at least three circular stone buildings have been recorded within the enclosure, one measuring almost 10m in diameter and the others c.7.5m, with walls approximately 1m thick.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 60m in diameter centred on the settlement, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric settlement, economy and social organisation. The relationship between this site and other nearby settlement sites of similar date but different form is of particular interest.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NT24SE 34.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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