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Henwell,settlement 100m east of

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

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Latitude: 55.1842 / 55°11'3"N

Longitude: -3.0179 / 3°1'4"W

OS Eastings: 335283

OS Northings: 588238

OS Grid: NY352882

Mapcode National: GBR 78CH.FF

Mapcode Global: WH7YH.MY4M

Entry Name: Henwell,settlement 100m E of

Scheduled Date: 19 February 1987

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4399

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement

Location: Langholm

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a scooped and embanked settlement of the Iron Age situated 80m E of Henwell Cottage on a gentle SE-facing slope. The interior measures 67m from ENE to WSW by 40.5m transversely and has been scooped up to 3.6m into the slope on the NNW. Around the NE, SE and SW there is a stony bank up to 5.2m in thickness and 0.8m in height which may be the remains of a wall. The entrance is on the E. The interior has been cultivated and a square platform recorded on the W is more likely to be the result of quarrying than building. An area measuring a maximum of 100m W to E by 75m transversely is to be scheduled.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is a good and impressive member of its class. It represents the larger size of settlement. It is of particular interest in its relationship to and contrasts with the two smaller settlements to the S near Milnholm. It is of national importance to the theme of Iron Age settlement and, with the two settlements to the south, it is of national importance to the theme of organisation of the Iron Age landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NY38NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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