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Kerr's Knowe, fort

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6328 / 55°37'58"N

Longitude: -3.3001 / 3°18'0"W

OS Eastings: 318244

OS Northings: 638464

OS Grid: NT182384

Mapcode National: GBR 53D9.BM

Mapcode Global: WH6V3.8PR4

Entry Name: Kerr's Knowe, fort

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1971

Last Amended: 10 December 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3059

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Stobo

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, a defended settlement dating from the Iron Age. The monument was originally scheduled in 1971, but the original area designated bore little relation to the remains on the ground. The current rescheduling rectifies this.

The monument lies at around 280-290m OD on a hill summit overlooking the valley of the River Tweed to the E. The fort is defined by a stone rubble wall enclosing an oval area that measures approximately 90m N-S by 50m E-W. On the N and W sides, two outer ramparts further enhance the defences. The fort has two entrances, on the SW and NW sides. There is no indication of internal buildings.

The area to be scheduled is irregular in shape, measuring a maximum of 140m E-W by 170m N-S, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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