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Sourhope,unenclosed platform settlement 1400m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.488 / 55°29'16"N

Longitude: -2.2444 / 2°14'39"W

OS Eastings: 384656

OS Northings: 621601

OS Grid: NT846216

Mapcode National: GBR D4RZ.XJ

Mapcode Global: WH9ZS.HBH6

Entry Name: Sourhope,unenclosed platform settlement 1400m N of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4889

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: platform settlement

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument is an unenclosed platform settlement of the Bronze Age, some 3000 years old, comprising the remains of at least three platforms - the stances of round houses. The platforms measure up to 8m across. A modern sheep stell probably masks a further platform. The area to be scheduled measures 105m in diameter, to include the scoops and an area around in which traces of activities associated with their use will survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved platform settlement which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement. It is of particular importance because of the proximity of other, larger examples of this type of monument, and of other types of prehistoric settlement. Taken together they have the potential to add to our knowledge of the development and use of the prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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