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Calkin,settlement, farmstead and linear earthworks 500m SSE of

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

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Latitude: 55.1833 / 55°11'0"N

Longitude: -3.0949 / 3°5'41"W

OS Eastings: 330378

OS Northings: 588220

OS Grid: NY303882

Mapcode National: GBR 68TH.RQ

Mapcode Global: WH6XB.FZG8

Entry Name: Calkin,settlement, farmstead and linear earthworks 500m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 26 March 1987

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4396

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: linear earthwork; Secular: farmstead

Location: Westerkirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a defended settlement with related linear earthworks of the Iron Age and a farmstead and field system of the pre-improvement period. The settlement and earthworks display good field characteristics. The internal division of the settlement is rare, and of particular interest. The arrangement of the defended settlement with outworks, paralleled in this area only at Craig Hill is also of particular interest. An area measuring a maximum of 560m ENE-WSW by a maximum of 370m NNW-SSE is proposed for scheduling to include the settlement, the linear earthworks and the pre-improvement farmstead and part of its contemporary field system.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance to the themes of Iron Age settlement and defence. The farmstead is a good example of its type and is of national importance to the themes of pre-improvement settlement and agriculture. Taken with other examples in the area, notably the major complex at Boyken Burn, it is of national importance to the theme of understanding of the organisation of the pre-improvement landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NY38NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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