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Tollishill,enclosure 50m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Leaderdale and Melrose, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.8125 / 55°48'44"N

Longitude: -2.7704 / 2°46'13"W

OS Eastings: 351818

OS Northings: 657960

OS Grid: NT518579

Mapcode National: GBR 9137.A6

Mapcode Global: WH7VQ.F50D

Entry Name: Tollishill,enclosure 50m NW of

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4642

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: enclosure

Location: Lauder

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Traditional County: Berwickshire


The monument is a pre-improvement enclosure situated a short distance to the NNW of Tollishill Farm on the SE flank of Tollis Hill. The enclosure is sub-rectangular and formed by a broad bank, originally a thick drystone wall surviving to c. 1m high, enclosing a rectangular scoop into the hillside. Overall, it measures c. 33m (NE-SW) by c. 32m transversely.

The location and alignment of the enclosure (on roughly the same alignment as the present farm buildings) suggest that it is associated with an early occupation of the site and therefore of Medieval or Post-Medieval date. The area to be scheduled includes the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of activity associated with its use will survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved example of a pre-improvement enclosure which has the potential to enhance our knowledge of monuments in this type and increase our understanding of the settlement and economy and development of the landscape of upland areas in southern Scotland in the Middle Ages and later.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NT55NW 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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