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Millar's Moss Reservoir, homestead 330m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in East Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.9089 / 55°54'31"N

Longitude: -2.1583 / 2°9'29"W

OS Eastings: 390200

OS Northings: 668428

OS Grid: NT902684

Mapcode National: GBR F0C3.JP

Mapcode Global: WH9XP.TRD2

Entry Name: Millar's Moss Reservoir, homestead 330m NW of

Scheduled Date: 1 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4453

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire


The monument is a homestead of the Iron Age (some 1500 to 2500 years old) which is situated on the side of a rocky knoll. To the SE the site is overlooked by the steep, rocky NW face of the knoll. The monument is D-shaped within a broad bank, c. 0.7m high, with an external ditch on the SW, NW, and NE sides. The entrance is at the E corner. The area to be proposed for scheduling includes the homestead and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use will survive and is a square measuring 50m (NE-SW) x 50m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved example of a Middle to Late Iron Age homestead which has the potential to enhance our understanding of the settlement of this period. It is one of several sites of similar date in the immediate area which, taken together, have the potential to greatly increase the understanding of the settlement, economy, and development of the landscape in the Iron Age and Dark Age in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NT 96 NW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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