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Tanlawhill,settlement 250m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.2076 / 55°12'27"N

Longitude: -3.2003 / 3°12'0"W

OS Eastings: 323714

OS Northings: 591028

OS Grid: NY237910

Mapcode National: GBR 6827.Y1

Mapcode Global: WH6X8.TC7M

Entry Name: Tanlawhill,settlement 250m S of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4694

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 situated on a broad shelf on the NE flank of Hind Fell, 250m S of Tanlawhill House. It consists of about 10 rectangular buildings, one of which may be the remains of a tower house, a kiln and a number of enclosures. It dates to the medieval/post-medieval period. A rectangular area measuring 130m (N-S) and 100m (E-W) is proposed for scheduling. The greater part of the monument lies to the SW of a fence which crosses it some 15m to its NE.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument itself is of national importance to the themes of medieval/post-medieval rural settlement and economy. It is of special interest because of the likelihood that it contains remains of a small towerhouse, of a type known from documentary sources to have been common, but very rarely surviving.

Its status as a possible minor manorial complex, or at least as a large and apparently complex settlement, in relation to its smaller apparently contemporary neighbours will be of national importance to the studies of the organisation of the rural economy of the period. The monument has good and informative field characteristics.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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