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Mosspeeble,farmstead 350m west of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2321 / 55°13'55"N

Longitude: -2.9776 / 2°58'39"W

OS Eastings: 337925

OS Northings: 593535

OS Grid: NY379935

Mapcode National: GBR 77NY.57

Mapcode Global: WH7YB.7RCC

Entry Name: Mosspeeble,farmstead 350m W of

Scheduled Date: 26 March 1987

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4405

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Ewes

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of four rectangular buildings of the pre-improvement period, situated on the steep E slope of Stibbiegill Knowe. All four buildings are constructed parallel to the contour, their size ranging 15m by 3.4m to 8.3m by 3.5. Adjoining the two most southerly buildings there is a slightly scooped enclosure measuring 10.5m by 8.5m internally. An area measuring 100m (NNE-SSW) by 80m transversely, lying on the boundary fence on the E, is proposed for scheduling, to include an area around the buildings in which traces of ancillary activities may have survived. The houses are unusual because they are built parallel to the contour.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monuments have well preserved field characteristics. They are of national importance to the theme of pre-improvement settlement. Taken together with other farmsteads of the period in Ewesdale they are of national importance to the theme of the organisation of the pre-improvement landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the site as NY 39 SE 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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