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Auchencrow Mains,enclosure and ditches 1000m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in East Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8262 / 55°49'34"N

Longitude: -2.2206 / 2°13'14"W

OS Eastings: 386276

OS Northings: 659237

OS Grid: NT862592

Mapcode National: GBR D1Y2.19

Mapcode Global: WH9Y1.VTRG

Entry Name: Auchencrow Mains,enclosure and ditches 1000m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 22 August 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5219

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric enclosure and linear features appearing as cropmarks in arable fields. Experience shows that further remains will survive in the areas (not susceptible to cropmarks) between the visible marks. The remains appear as a settlement c40m in diameter within two ditches c 9m apart surrounded by several linear and curved ditches.

One of the marks comprises a double ditch measuring c85m in length before it curves and continues as a single irregular ditch. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 440m ENE-SSW by 320m N-S to include the area in which the cropmarks are visible and areas between and around in which further features are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a prehistoric settlement and associated linear features representing the use of the area during the first millennium BC. Even though the area is under the plough experience shows that extensive and important archaeological deposits and features will survive below plough level. The importance of the monument is increased because of the survival in the vicinity of other features of similar and different dates representing different functions; the monument has the potential to greatly increase our understanding of the development of the landscape in southern Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 85 NE 27.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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