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Stanhope, settlement 160m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.555 / 55°33'17"N

Longitude: -3.392 / 3°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 312284

OS Northings: 629913

OS Grid: NT122299

Mapcode National: GBR 44R6.FJ

Mapcode Global: WH6VF.VMXT

Entry Name: Stanhope, settlement 160m N of

Scheduled Date: 2 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8155

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: settlement; Secular: domestic buildings

Location: Drumelzier

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

Description

The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date.

The monument lies within a modern plantation at around 210m OD. It comprises an enclosed settlement measuring approximately 40m NNE-SSW by about 35m transversely, defined by a wall now spread to a low, broad stony bank. To the S of the settlement, outwith the plantation wall, are the well-defined wall footings of a rectilinear building of post-medieval date, measuring about 12m N-S by about 6m transversely.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular with maximum dimensions of 110m from its northernmost point to its southernmost point and 100m from its easternmost point to its westernmost point, bounded on the E by a track, on the SW and N by a wall, the above-ground elements of which are excluded from the present scheduling, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of later prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NT 12 NW 2.

Bibliography:

RCAHMS (1967) Peeblesshire. An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments. HMSO. Edinburgh.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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