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Weird Law, platform settlement 550m south of summit

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4955 / 55°29'43"N

Longitude: -3.4616 / 3°27'41"W

OS Eastings: 307755

OS Northings: 623378

OS Grid: NT077233

Mapcode National: GBR 448W.CV

Mapcode Global: WH5TN.S4SF

Entry Name: Weird Law, platform settlement 550m S of summit

Scheduled Date: 13 December 1974

Last Amended: 28 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3529

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: platform settlement

Location: Tweedsmuir

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

Description

The monument comprises an unenclosed platform settlement dating from the later prehistoric period. The monument was originally scheduled in 1974, but the scheduling documents contained a mapping error. The current rescheduling proposal rectifies this.

The settlement lies at around 320m OD on a south-facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Tweed. It comprises at least three roughly circular house stances levelled into the hillside, which vary from 6.5-10m in diameter. These platforms would each have held a substantial timber roundhouse. The faint traces of at least two other possible platform sites can be seen in the vicinity, and a level area immediately to the S of the settlement may represent a zone of contemporary cultivation or stock management.

The area to be scheduled is rectilinear, measuring a maximum of 70m E-W by 50m N-S, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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