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A Scheduled Monument in Selkirkshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5221 / 55°31'19"N

Longitude: -2.8874 / 2°53'14"W

OS Eastings: 344072

OS Northings: 625725

OS Grid: NT440257

Mapcode National: GBR 848L.PB

Mapcode Global: WH7X0.MG8K

Entry Name: Middlestead,earthwork

Scheduled Date: 26 February 1964

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2398

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Selkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Selkirkshire


Earlier to mid 19th century. Single storey, 2-bay farmhouse, adjoining former dwelling house/byre range, (roofless) on E-W axis, with single storey, barn and kiln range lying parallel to S, built on ground falling to W. Rectangular-plan barn set at right angles, between ranges. Harl-pointed rubble to farmhouse; random rubble elsewhere.

FARMHOUSE RANGE: S ELEVATION: farmhouse to outer right: boarded door with small-pane fanlight in bay to left. Window in bay to right. 2-bay former dwelling house/byre to centre: doorway with window flanking in each bay. Single bay byre to left: doorway to outer left. N ELEVATION: window in each bay, with small window to outer right to farmhouse.

4- and 12-pane timber sash and case windows to farmhouse. Purple slate roof; stone ridge; rubble gablehead stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

BARN AND KILN RANGE: S ELEVATION: barn divided on two levels. Square-headed opening set to left in upper section. Bee-skep-shaped kiln (see Notes) to E gable. N ELEVATION: doorway with small window (blocked) flanking to lower block. Doorway (blocked) set to right to upper block.

Corrugated-asbestos roof.

INTERIOR: fine and complete kiln to E end; square-headed kiln entrance with step intact; kiln ledge and timber killace intact.

CENTRAL BARN RANGE: W ELEVATION: boarded door in bay to right. E ELEVATION: blank. INTERIOR: not seen, 1998.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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