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Hopecarton, enclosure 410m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5613 / 55°33'40"N

Longitude: -3.3864 / 3°23'10"W

OS Eastings: 312655

OS Northings: 630613

OS Grid: NT126306

Mapcode National: GBR 44S4.N7

Mapcode Global: WH6VF.YGLY

Entry Name: Hopecarton, enclosure 410m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 2 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8156

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Drumelzier

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


The monument comprises an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date.

The monument lies on a prominent natural knoll in grassland, at around 210m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure measuring about 15m by 13m, defined by a bank standing about 0.4m higher than the interior of the enclosure. There is an entrance gap on the ENE of the enclosure, the S side of which is marked by a single earthfast boulder terminating the bank.

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 circular with a diameter of 25m, 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 prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 13 SW 18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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