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Bught Stack,field system

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4724 / 55°28'20"N

Longitude: -2.2585 / 2°15'30"W

OS Eastings: 383754

OS Northings: 619875

OS Grid: NT837198

Mapcode National: GBR D5N5.T3

Mapcode Global: WH9ZS.8QR4

Entry Name: Bught Stack,field system

Scheduled Date: 18 November 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5174

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: field or field system

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument comprises the remains of an extensive system of narrow fields delineated by low lynchets. There are at least 10 lynchets, a maximum of 1.3m high. The area to be scheduled measures 530m E to W by 250m N to S, to include the lynchets, 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 and extensive set of lynchet-defined fields which have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric agriculture. The monument is of particular interest because of its well defined field characteristics. Taken with the other prehistoric settlement and agricultural sites in the area, it has the potential to increase our knowledge of the development of the prehistoric farmed landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 81 NW 59.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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