Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Tanlawhill,farmstead and field system 1250m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 55.2201 / 55°13'12"N

Longitude: -3.2094 / 3°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 323159

OS Northings: 592428

OS Grid: NY231924

Mapcode National: GBR 6802.ZK

Mapcode Global: WH6X8.N2X1

Entry Name: Tanlawhill,farmstead and field system 1250m NW of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4692

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Eskdalemuir

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale North

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a farmstead of the period before the agricultural improvements of the 18th and 19th centuries. The farmstead comprises the remains of three closely spaced platform buildings, the best preserved measuring 14.8m by 3.6m internally, divided into three compartments. An area measuring a maximum of 95m (SW-NE) by 90m transversely is proposed for scheduling. The fabric above ground of the modern sheepfold which lies in the area is specifically excluded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its well preserved field characteristics; it is a well preserved example of a pre-improvement farm. Archaeological excavation would provide information of considerable value about the way of life and the agricultural practices of the period. The monument is of national importance to the theme of pre-improvement settlement and agriculture; taken with the other, broadly contemporary farmsteads S of Tanlawhill, it is of national importance to the theme of the organisation of the pre-improvement landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NY 29 SW 30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.