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Outer Souter Cleugh,cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4617 / 55°27'41"N

Longitude: -2.2469 / 2°14'48"W

OS Eastings: 384483

OS Northings: 618673

OS Grid: NT844186

Mapcode National: GBR D5R8.BZ

Mapcode Global: WH9ZS.GZ8D

Entry Name: Outer Souter Cleugh,cairns

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5022

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument comprises two cairns 60m apart, measuring 5m in diameter. The SE one is 0.6m high, the other 0.3m high. They are burial cairns of the earlier Bronze Age. The area to be scheduled measures 100m NW to SE by 40m transversely, to include the cairns and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with their construction and use may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because burial cairns are uncommon in this area, as are any remains of settlement of this period. The cairns will cover one or more burials; they have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of burial and ceremonial practices in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 81 NW 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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