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Craik Moor,palisaded settlement,fort and cultivation remains

A Scheduled Monument in Kelso and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4646 / 55°27'52"N

Longitude: -2.3003 / 2°18'0"W

OS Eastings: 381112

OS Northings: 619016

OS Grid: NT811190

Mapcode National: GBR D5C7.SX

Mapcode Global: WH8YM.MXV4

Entry Name: Craik Moor,palisaded settlement,fort and cultivation remains

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1961

Last Amended: 11 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2156

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: palisaded settlement

Location: Morebattle

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Kelso and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The monument comprises a palisaded settlement (of four phases) if the late Bronze Age/Iron Age, a fort of two phases of the Iron Age and spade-dug cultivation terraces known as Cord Rig, contemporary with part of the occupation of the site. Stratigraphic relationships between the defensive features and houses, between houses and between the settlement and cord rig, clearly survive. The scheduled area now includes the cord rig field system. The cord rig, the palisades and the house stances are relatively slight features which could easily be destroyed.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its field characteristics and because of the probably excellent preservation of archaeological remains and relationships. It is of national importance to the themes of Late Bronze Age and Iron Age settlement, defence and agricultural economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NT81NW 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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