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Pennymuir Bridge, barrow cemetery 700m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4309 / 55°25'51"N

Longitude: -2.3689 / 2°22'7"W

OS Eastings: 376753

OS Northings: 615284

OS Grid: NT767152

Mapcode National: GBR C5WM.YZ

Mapcode Global: WH8YS.LR5G

Entry Name: Pennymuir Bridge, barrow cemetery 700m NE of

Scheduled Date: 30 January 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10739

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Hownam

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


Late 18th and possibly earlier 19th century, large L-plan

rubble walled garden. Coped rubble walls. Re-used 17th

century moulded architrave at S entrance. Divided internally

into 2 gardens with longitudinal wall, the 2 portions

possibly being of different builds.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric funerary practices and social organisation. It is likely that ancient soil surfaces will be preserved beneath the barrows, which would also give an insight into the contemporary environment.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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