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Westloch, settlement 250m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in East Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9084 / 55°54'30"N

Longitude: -2.1755 / 2°10'31"W

OS Eastings: 389123

OS Northings: 668384

OS Grid: NT891683

Mapcode National: GBR F073.ST

Mapcode Global: WH9XP.KR7D

Entry Name: Westloch, settlement 250m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 1 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4448

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

Description

The monument is an unenclosed settlement of the Later Bronze Age or Iron Age (some 2000 to 3500 years old) occupying a low knoll. The monument consists of one or possibly two circular houses, a large associated scoop (possibly a yard), and some lengths of stone walls. The surviving remains of the site cover an area c. 40m in diameter. The area to be proposed for scheduling includes the settlement and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use will survive and is a circle measuring 50m in diameter.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well preserved example of an unenclosed settlement of the Later Bronze Age/Early Iron Age. Most of the other sites in the area are enclosed or defended settlements and forts of Iron Age date. This monument, being unenclosed, may be earlier and therefore has the potential to add considerably to our understanding of the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age in SE Scotland in the first millennium BC.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS record the site as NT 86 NE 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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