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Grange Hill, platform settlement 1000m ENE of Glenbreck

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4812 / 55°28'52"N

Longitude: -3.4728 / 3°28'21"W

OS Eastings: 307019

OS Northings: 621801

OS Grid: NT070218

Mapcode National: GBR 4551.YZ

Mapcode Global: WH5TN.MHJF

Entry Name: Grange Hill, platform settlement 1000m ENE of Glenbreck

Scheduled Date: 1 August 1975

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3688

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: platform settlement

Location: Tweedsmuir

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


The monument comprises a group of five unenclosed hut platforms; house stances dating from the later prehistoric period. The original scheduling documents for this monument contained a mapping error: the present rescheduling rectifies this.

The platforms are clustered on the lower NW-facing slope of Grange Hill at around 310m OD, overlooking the valley of the River Tweed at its junction with the Fingland Burn. They are oval in shape, ranging in size from 10m by 7m to 16m by 12m, with rear scarps between 0.5m and 2m high. The frontal scarp of each platform is reinforced with stone and these scarps also range in height from 0.5m to 2m. There are no obvious field remains or other structures associated with the platforms.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular and measures 100m N-S by 80m E-W, to include the platforms and an area around and between them where remains associated with their construction and use may be expected to survive. This area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine example of a platform settlement which has the potential to provide important information about settlement and economy in the Bronze Age.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NT 02 SE 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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