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Edin's Hall,settlement 150m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8338 / 55°50'1"N

Longitude: -2.3634 / 2°21'48"W

OS Eastings: 377333

OS Northings: 660119

OS Grid: NT773601

Mapcode National: GBR C0YZ.3L

Mapcode Global: WH8WV.NMRM

Entry Name: Edin's Hall,settlement 150m S of

Scheduled Date: 26 January 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4610

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Duns

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire


The monument is an unenclosed settlement of the Later Bronze Age or Iron Age lying close to the broch and fort at Edin's Hall. It is one of only two surviving upstanding unenclosed settlements of the period in the District. Two circular house stances are joined by a well defined bank which forms a sub-rectangular yard. A circular scooped enclosure abuts the N wall of the sub-rectangular enclosure. An area measuring a maximum of 70m (NNW-SSE) x 40m transversely is proposed for scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument has very well preserved field characteristics; the structural details of a rarely preserved small farmstead survive in a good state. Excavation would provide valuable information about the way of life of the inhabitants. The site is of national importance to the theme of later Bronze Age/Iron Age settlement. The monument is of particular interest because of its proximity to the fort and broch at Edin's Hall and the fort and enclosed settlement on the summit and flank of Cockburn Law. Taken with these monuments the site is of national importance to the theme of the organisation and development of the later prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 76 SE 12.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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