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Cocklawfoot,enclosure 150m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.462 / 55°27'43"N

Longitude: -2.2337 / 2°14'1"W

OS Eastings: 385321

OS Northings: 618708

OS Grid: NT853187

Mapcode National: GBR D5V8.6V

Mapcode Global: WH9ZS.NZK4

Entry Name: Cocklawfoot,enclosure 150m NW of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4992

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument is a scooped settlement occupying a gently sloping terrace. The main elements are three scooped courts dug into the slope on their N sides; they are between 21m and 15m across and contain the remains of the walls of houses. Each court has an entrance communicating with a contemporary track. On the S and E there are traces of a wall which may have encompassed the whole group. A secondary horseshoe-shaped enclosure lies over this wall.

The remains of possible further structures are also visible. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 120m NW to SE by 110m transversely, to include the settlement and all its related structures and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved settlement which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement. It is of particular importance because of the survival nearby of other settlement sites; taken together they offer a rare opportunity to increase our knowledge of the development and use of the farmed landscape in prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT81NE 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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