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Tanlawhill,farmstead and cultivation remains 950m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.2077 / 55°12'27"N

Longitude: -3.1854 / 3°11'7"W

OS Eastings: 324660

OS Northings: 591024

OS Grid: NY246910

Mapcode National: GBR 6866.5Z

Mapcode Global: WH6X9.1CDK

Entry Name: Tanlawhill,farmstead and cultivation remains 950m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4695

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Westerkirk

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. It comprises the remains of three platform buildings set into the hillside, lying in a poorly defined scooped hollow dug into a terrace of the Black Esk. The largest and best preserved house stance measures 10.8m x 4.3m internally and lies within a modern dry-stone sheepfold which occupies much of the area of the scoop.

The monument is closely comparable with the scooped farmstead close by to the SW. Immediately to the SSE lie the fragmentary remains of a field system associated with the settlement; these are included in the scheduling as excavation of the field banks would provide information of value about the contemporary environment. An area measuring a maximum of 100m (WNW-ESE) x 40m transversely is proposed for scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is a well preserved example of its type. Archaeological excavation would recover information of considerable importance about the way of life of the occupants. The particular importance of the monument lies in its proximity to broadly contemporary sites both of similar and different types; comparison of the remains would be of considerable value. The monument is of national importance to the theme of pre-improvement settlement and landscape organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NY29SW 40.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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