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Dirrington,farmstead 400m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7951 / 55°47'42"N

Longitude: -2.5018 / 2°30'6"W

OS Eastings: 368633

OS Northings: 655868

OS Grid: NT686558

Mapcode National: GBR B1ZF.4G

Mapcode Global: WH8WZ.JLWS

Entry Name: Dirrington,farmstead 400m N of

Scheduled Date: 7 February 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4622

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: farmstead

Location: Longformacus

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

Description

The monument is a pre-improvement farmstead situated on the NE flank of Dirrington Hill. It is a building of four segments each on a platform of different level, measuring overall c. 26m x c. 6m. The building is associated with enclosures and a roadway in the immediate vicinity and, downslope, with a consideration area of rig and furrow cultivation. This area of cultivation merges with the rig and furrow associated with Dirrington farmstead 300m to the S. The area to be proposed for scheduling consists of the farmstead and an area around it in which activity associated with its use will survive and is a square measuring 50m (E-W) x 50m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a good example of a multi-platform farmstead, which has the potential to enhance our understanding of the rural economy in the Medieval and Post-Medieval periods. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other farmsteads of similar date in the area which has the potential to increase our understanding of rural settlement and economy in this period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the site as NT 65 NE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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