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Shoulder Hill,homestead

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5034 / 55°30'12"N

Longitude: -2.2785 / 2°16'42"W

OS Eastings: 382507

OS Northings: 623330

OS Grid: NT825233

Mapcode National: GBR D4JT.J0

Mapcode Global: WH8YF.ZX5W

Entry Name: Shoulder Hill,homestead

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4999

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: house

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument is a homestead containing the remains of at least three circular houses surrounded by a palisade, the trench of which survives as a shallow ditch 0.3m wide and 0.15m deep. The enclosure measures c. 26m across and c. 75m long at its greatest extent. The area to be scheduled measures 120m in diameter to include the palisade and

an area around in which traces of activities associated with its use may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved palisaded homestead, with evidence of more than one phase of use, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement. It is of particular importance because of the survival in the area of other prehistoric settlements; together they have the potential to increase considerably our knowledge of the development and use of the landscape in prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT82SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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