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Davington,settlement and field system 400m west of to 1150m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale East and Eskdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.3118 / 55°18'42"N

Longitude: -3.2143 / 3°12'51"W

OS Eastings: 323026

OS Northings: 602638

OS Grid: NT230026

Mapcode National: GBR 57Z0.XP

Mapcode Global: WH6WP.LRM8

Entry Name: Davington,settlement and field system 400m W of to 1150m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 17 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5290

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Eskdalemuir

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a settlement of the period before the agricultural improvements, situated on a long, gentle NE-facing slope to the SW of Davington Burn. Within the area are the remains of at least 10 buildings with associated enclosures and field banks. The buildings are reduced to foundation level and vary in size from 9 x 3m to 21 x 4m; the foundations are now grassed-over.

The enclosures, of various shapes and sizes, all consist of earthen banks, grassed-over and varying in thickness from 1.0 to 2.0m; in no place do the banks exceed a height of 0.5m. At the NW end of the area are two circular enclosures, one 7.0m diameter and the other 6.0m, again bounded by low, grassed-over earthen banks; no entrances are apparent.

The area to be scheduled is irregular and measures a maximum of 800m NW to SE and 620m NNE to SSW, to include the settlement and the greater part of the associated field system, bounded on the E by the Davington Burn, 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 pre-improvement settlement with good field characteristics, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the nature and development of settlement in the area. It is of particular importance because of the survival of portions of the field system associated with the settlement, as well as a range of ancillary structures, which together have the potential to increase our knowledge of the development of agriculture in Eskdale.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 20 SW 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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