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Homebank,enclosure 1100m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6526 / 55°39'9"N

Longitude: -2.2994 / 2°17'57"W

OS Eastings: 381256

OS Northings: 639941

OS Grid: NT812399

Mapcode National: GBR D3C2.ZJ

Mapcode Global: WH8XV.N57Y

Entry Name: Homebank,enclosure 1100m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5190

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Coldstream

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire


The monument comprises an enclosure, the remains of a prehistoric settlement. It appears in an arable field as a mark in cereal crop; experience shows that further remains will survive in the areas (not susceptible to cropmarks) between and around the visible marks. The remains appear as an enclosure measuring c25m in diameter within a narrow ditch. Within the enclosure and concentric with it there is a ring ditch c18m in diameter.

Faint traces within the ring ditch may be the remains of internal features. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 160m E-W by 115m N-S to include the area in which cropmarks are visible and surrounding areas where further features are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a mid to late prehistoric settlement. Even though the area is under the plough experience shows that extensive and important archaeological features and deposits will survive below plough level. This monument has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of many aspects of prehistoric life, in particular the design, use and construction of settlements.

The monument is of particular importance because of the survival in the vicinity of further monuments of similar and other dates representing a variety of functions. The monument has the potential to increase greatly our knowledge of the prehistoric landscape in southern Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 83 NW 20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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