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Selcoth,scooped homestead 150m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.3508 / 55°21'2"N

Longitude: -3.3657 / 3°21'56"W

OS Eastings: 313500

OS Northings: 607157

OS Grid: NT135071

Mapcode National: GBR 46YK.4P

Mapcode Global: WH6WF.8RJW

Entry Name: Selcoth,scooped homestead 150m SW of

Scheduled Date: 24 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4477

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: scooped homestead

Location: Moffat

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale North

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument consists of an enclosure formed by a grass-covered bank. The enclosure is approximately 60m by 50m overall, and the interior is formed by partial terracing of the hillside. On the highest terrace of the interior is a circular house-foundation 10.5m in overall diameter. The entrance to the enclosure is in the NE. The area to be scheduled is an oval measuring 80m EW by 70m NS, as delineated in red on the attached plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of a small scooped homestead of later prehistoric date. The terracing of the enclosure interior suggests that buried soils may be present, with potential for recovery of environmental evidence.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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