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Evelaw,farmstead and cultivation remains 650m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.7636 / 55°45'48"N

Longitude: -2.5509 / 2°33'3"W

OS Eastings: 365527

OS Northings: 652382

OS Grid: NT655523

Mapcode National: GBR B1MS.JR

Mapcode Global: WH8X4.SDGF

Entry Name: Evelaw,farmstead and cultivation remains 650m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4581

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Westruther

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire


The monument is the remains of a farmstead of the period before the agricultural improvements, some 200 to 500 years old, situated on slightly raised ground immediately to the north of the road from Wedderlie Farm to Evelaw Farm. It comprises the remains of a single rectangular house (surviving as low footings of grass covered stone) measuring 10.5m x 3.3m internally. To the W lie three contiguous enclosures measuring up to 19m x 16m. To NE lies a fourth enclosure.

The building and enclosures are well preserved and show no sign of disturbance. Excavation of the house and enclosures would provide significant information about the way of life and agricultural system of the inhabitants. An area measuring 130m (ENE-WSW) x 75m transversely is proposed for scheduling, to include the farmstead and a small sample of the rig and furrow cultivation remains which lie around it.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a very well preserved example of its type; it is of particular interest because some of the field system associated with it survives. The monument is of national importance to the theme of pre-improvement settlement and agriculture. The examination of the relationship between the farmstead and the well preserved tower house to the E would be of considerable interest in the study of the organisation of the pre-improvement landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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