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Broomholm,farmstead 400m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale East and Eskdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.1271 / 55°7'37"N

Longitude: -2.9791 / 2°58'44"W

OS Eastings: 337664

OS Northings: 581846

OS Grid: NY376818

Mapcode National: GBR 79M4.TW

Mapcode Global: WH7YX.6DNC

Entry Name: Broomholm,farmstead 400m E of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4688

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Langholm

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument comprises two buildings of the pre-improvement period situated on gently sloping ground on the NW side of Broomholm Knowe. The buildings are c. 50m apart and measures c. 30m by c. 4m and c. 16m by c. 4.5m respectively. The larger building is divided into three compartments. Associated with the buildings are enclosures of various sizes. The area to be proposed for scheduling includes the buildings and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with their use will survive and is a rectangle measuring 100m (NE-SW) by 50m transversely with part of the NW side defined by the present drystone wall.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is well preserved and has the potential to enhance our understanding of monuments of this type. Its importance is increased because, unlike most of the other sites of similar date in the area, it is located on relatively low-lying ground. The site has the potential to greatly increase the understanding of Medieval and Post-Medieval settlement and economy in S Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NY 38 SE 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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