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Andrew's Wood,settlement 380m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Leaderdale and Melrose, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8093 / 55°48'33"N

Longitude: -2.7906 / 2°47'26"W

OS Eastings: 350546

OS Northings: 657617

OS Grid: NT505576

Mapcode National: GBR 81Y8.MC

Mapcode Global: WH7VQ.37DW

Entry Name: Andrew's Wood,settlement 380m NE of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4498

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: scooped settlement

Location: Channelkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Traditional County: Berwickshire


The monument is a scooped settlement of the Iron Age (some 2000 to 3000 years old) situated in improved pasture on a slope overlooking the Hillhouse Burn. The site consists of three large scoops and two small scoops enclosed by the remains of a bank surviving to c. 0.5m high. The settlement is sub-rectangular in plan and measures c 70m (NNW-SSE) by c. 40m transversely overall. The area to be proposed for scheduling includes the settlement and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use will survive. The area is a rectangle measuring 100m x 70m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved example of an Iron Age scooped settlement which has the potential to enhance our understanding of this type of monument. Its importance is increased by the proximity of several sites of similar date but of varied type which, taken together, have the potential to greatly increase our understanding of the settlement, economy and development of the landscape in the Iron Age in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NT 55 NW 25.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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