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Meikledale, settlement 800m NNW of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2329 / 55°13'58"N

Longitude: -2.992 / 2°59'31"W

OS Eastings: 337007

OS Northings: 593641

OS Grid: NY370936

Mapcode National: GBR 77KX.1Y

Mapcode Global: WH7YB.0QJQ

Entry Name: Meikledale, settlement 800m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1986

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4373

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Ewes

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

Description

The monument is a farmstead of the pre-improvement period, comprising a slightly scooped enclosure measuring 58m (NW-SE) x 28m transversely within a wall spread up to 4.4m in thickness and 0.6m high, with possible entrances to NW and S. It contains the remains of two rectangular platform buildings (both c. 10m x 7.5m). To the NW lies an area of associated rig and furrow cultivation, bounded at the NW by a low bank. The field is split by low banks running NE-SW.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance to the theme of pre-improvement rural settlement. It is of particular interest because of its large size and its stone wall. The adjacent rig and furrow is also important because of the light it will throw on agricultural practices during its occupation. Taken with other broadly comparable examples in the area, it is of national importance to the theme of organisation of the pre-improvement rural economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded as RCAHMS number NY 39 SE 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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