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Godscroft,farmstead 1350m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8737 / 55°52'25"N

Longitude: -2.4103 / 2°24'37"W

OS Eastings: 374424

OS Northings: 664578

OS Grid: NT744645

Mapcode National: GBR C0LJ.Z9

Mapcode Global: WH8WM.YMDJ

Entry Name: Godscroft,farmstead 1350m N of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4474

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Abbey St Bathans

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire


The monument is a farmstead of the pre-improvement period situated on a gentle slope overlooking the Whare Burn. It consists of rectangular buildings ranged around three sides (N, E, and S) of a sunken yard. The E end of the N range has been damaged by rabbit burrows but the rest survives in good condition. The farmstead measures 25m x 20m overall. To the W is an area of rig-and-furrow cultivation. The area to be proposed for scheduling includes the farmstead, part of the rig-and-furrow, and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with their use will survive. The area is a rectangle and measures 55m (NE-SW) by 40m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved example of a pre-improved farmstead which has the potential to greatly increase our understanding of the development of settlement and economy in the Medieval and Post-Medieval period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland




Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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