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Eastfield, barrow 650m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.718 / 55°43'4"N

Longitude: -2.4444 / 2°26'39"W

OS Eastings: 372177

OS Northings: 647264

OS Grid: NT721472

Mapcode National: GBR C2CB.L2

Mapcode Global: WH8XD.FJ6V

Entry Name: Eastfield, barrow 650m NW of

Scheduled Date: 11 August 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4719

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Greenlaw

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

Description

The monument is a burial mound, apparently composed of soil and stones, of the earlier Bronze Age. It lies in a hand-planted forestry plantation. It measures 18m in diameter and over 1m high. Although trees are growing on the monument the old land surface, preserved beneath the mound, along with the burials the mound will cover, should survive. An area 40m in diameter is proposed for scheduling, centred on the mound.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is a well preserved large example of an uncommon type. Not only will primary and secondary burials survive beneath it, but a portion of the contemporary old land surface beneath it will be preserved. Examination of the old land surface would provide important information about land use 3500 years ago. The monument is of national importance to the theme of earlier Bronze Age burial and ceremonial practices and to the theme of prehistoric land use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 74 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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