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Callisterhall,farmstead 400m NNE of

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

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Latitude: 55.1281 / 55°7'41"N

Longitude: -3.1122 / 3°6'43"W

OS Eastings: 329178

OS Northings: 582088

OS Grid: NY291820

Mapcode National: GBR 69Q4.0J

Mapcode Global: WH6XQ.5C8L

Entry Name: Callisterhall,farmstead 400m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 31 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4520

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Langholm

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument is a pre-improvement farmstead, some 200 to 600 years old, situated on the SE flank of Standingstone Edge. The farmstead is in an area of rough pasture surrounded by wet grass moorland. The site consists of at least four rectangular houses within an extensive area (c2 hectares) of enclosed rig-and-furrow fields. The field banks and the rig-and-furrow are particularly well preserved. The area to be proposed for scheduling includes the house, enclosures, rig-and-furrow fields, and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with their use will survive. The area respects the general shape of the monument and measures 300m (N-S) by a maximum of 170m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because, as a well-preserved example of a pre-improvement farmstead and field system, it has the potential to greatly increase our understanding of the settlement and economy of the Medieval and post Medieval period in upland areas of S Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NR92NE 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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