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Hopecarton, buildings 250m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Tweeddale West, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5627 / 55°33'45"N

Longitude: -3.3848 / 3°23'5"W

OS Eastings: 312756

OS Northings: 630758

OS Grid: NT127307

Mapcode National: GBR 44S3.ZR

Mapcode Global: WH6VF.ZFBY

Entry Name: Hopecarton, buildings 250m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 2 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8165

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: domestic buildings

Location: Drumelzier

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire


The monument comprises two buildings of pre-improvement date. The monument lies in rough grassland at around 220m OD. It consists of the grass-covered wall footings of two sub-rectangular structures measuring about 5m by 2m and about 4.5m by 2.5m respectively.

The wall footings stand to a maximum height of about 0.3m, and both buildings have a rounded S end. The westerly of the two buildings has a scooped floor which is dug into the slope to a depth of about 0.4m. About 15m to the S of the westerly building, further features and wall footings indicate the possible presence of a third building.

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 in shape, with maximum dimensions of 50m E-W by 45m, 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 pre-improvement settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 13 SW 40.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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