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Georgefield,settlement 230m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale East and Eskdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.214 / 55°12'50"N

Longitude: -3.1022 / 3°6'7"W

OS Eastings: 329969

OS Northings: 591633

OS Grid: NY299916

Mapcode National: GBR 68S4.5R

Mapcode Global: WH6XB.B60R

Entry Name: Georgefield,settlement 230m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1986

Last Amended: 7 December 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4371

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Westerkirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a pre-improvement farmstead consisting of an enclosure 39.5m x 27m within a bank 2.6m thick accompanied on the NW, NE and SE by an external ditch 2.9m broad, containing the remains of two rectangular platform buildings. It is particular interest because its bank and tich are of different character from those of the Iron Age enclosures of the area, and are unique among the pre-improvement settlements of Eskdale.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of particularl national importance because of the bank and ditch which has excellent field characteristics. They are of completely different character to those of Iron Age sites in the area and are unique amongst the pre-improvement settlements of the area. The monument is nationally important to the theme of medieval rural settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NY 29 SE 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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