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Stanhope, buildings and enclosure west of Lairdside Knowe

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5356 / 55°32'8"N

Longitude: -3.3455 / 3°20'43"W

OS Eastings: 315181

OS Northings: 627699

OS Grid: NT151276

Mapcode National: GBR 542F.JG

Mapcode Global: WH6VN.L444

Entry Name: Stanhope, buildings and enclosure W of Lairdside Knowe

Scheduled Date: 2 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8189

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: domestic buildings

Location: Drumelzier

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


The monument comprises a group of buildings and an enclosure of pre-improvement date.

The monument lies in rough grassland at the foot of Lairdside Knowe, at around 340m OD. It consists of the grass-covered wall footings of at least five rectangular buildings and a small circular enclosure. The most distinct building measures about 5m by 3m. The others vary in size from about 6m by 3m to about 3m by 1m. Two of the buildings partly overlie a low grassy bank which encloses an area with a diameter of about 7m.

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 an irregular pentagon in shape, with maximum dimensions of 60m N-S by 60m E-W, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The above-ground elements of the modern sheepfold and dyke at the NE side of the area are excluded from the present scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of pre-improvement settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 13 NE 4.02.


RCAHMS (1967) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Peeblesshire: an inventory of the ancient monuments, 2v Edinburgh, 357-8, No. 674, Fig. 308.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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