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Mosspeeble,enclosure 300m south east of

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

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Latitude: 55.2299 / 55°13'47"N

Longitude: -2.9687 / 2°58'7"W

OS Eastings: 338485

OS Northings: 593277

OS Grid: NY384932

Mapcode National: GBR 77QZ.21

Mapcode Global: WH7YB.CTK2

Entry Name: Mosspeeble,enclosure 300m SE of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1986

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4365

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Ewes

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a settlement of the Iron Age comprising an enclosure measuring 73m by 62m within a stony bank of 4.7m thick and 0.6m high, accompanied by a flat bottom ditch on the SE measuring 4.7m broad and 0.6m deep. There are traces of house stances within. The NE quadrant of the enclosure bank has been obliterated by a cottage and garden; only a small proportion of the site is affected and little damage has been done. There are two entrances, one each at end (E and W). Drystone dykes have been built over the NE part but have caused minimal damage. A small shed is attached to one of these walls just to the N of the enclosure bank.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance to the theme of Iron Age settlement and defence. It has good field characteristics despite the modern building on part of its bank. It is of national importance to Iron Age settlement studies. Taken together with broadly comparable sites also proposed for scheduling (e.g. Arkleton, some 1600m to the S) and larger defensive structures (e.g. Brieryshaw Hillfort). It is nationally important to the theme of Iron Age agricultural economy and social structures.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NY 39 SE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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