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Effgill,settlement and field system 600m east of

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

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Latitude: 55.2253 / 55°13'30"N

Longitude: -3.0926 / 3°5'33"W

OS Eastings: 330595

OS Northings: 592882

OS Grid: NY305928

Mapcode National: GBR 68V0.7P

Mapcode Global: WH6X4.GXKM

Entry Name: Effgill,settlement and field system 600m E of

Scheduled Date: 19 February 1987

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4398

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Westerkirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a farmstead and field system of the pre-improvement period. The farmstead lies in a modified natural hollow above the terrace of Stennies Water. Along its S side there are the remains of a low stone wall. Within the enclosure are the remains of a rectangular building measuring 9.3m x 5.1m. Above and to the E of the enclosure are extensive remains of a well preserved contemporary field system defined by turf banks. On a small promontory near the NW corner of the system are the remains of a possible corn-drying kiln and a stone built enclosure of uncertain function and date. An area measuring a maximum of 340m E-W by 220m N-S is proposed for scheduling, to include the farmstead, field system, kiln and enclosure.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its good field characteristics. The farmstead is undisturbed and the field system associated with it appears complete. It is of particular interest because of the survival of a corn-drying kiln. It is of national importance to the theme of pre-improvement settlement and agriculture. Taken with the two sites of similar period (but without field systems) further up Stennies Water, it is of national importance to the theme of the organisation and development of the pre-improvement landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NY39SW 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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