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Swindon Cottage,farmstead 700m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4687 / 55°28'7"N

Longitude: -2.264 / 2°15'50"W

OS Eastings: 383404

OS Northings: 619463

OS Grid: NT834194

Mapcode National: GBR D5M6.MF

Mapcode Global: WH9ZS.6S4Z

Entry Name: Swindon Cottage,farmstead 700m SE of

Scheduled Date: 12 November 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5193

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

Description

The monument is a farmstead of the period before the agricultural improvements comprising a three compartment building attached to 4 small yards. There are two hollow ways from the plateau on which it lies down to the edge of the burn. The area proposed for scheduling measures 90m E to W by 70m transversely, to include the house, yards, hollow ways and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map. All modern fences are specifically excluded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved farmstead which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of pre-improvement settlement. Taken with the other settlement remains in the area it has the potential to increase our knowledge of the development of the farmed landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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