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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 721613

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT82NW 35 8446 2728.

Enclosure, Shielknowe Burn. The old road from the Halter Burn to the Border (RCAHMS 1956, No.1069) crosses the Shielknowe Burn at a slight bend just under 300 yds, downstream from the plantation. Here, on the left bank, may be seen the remains of a horseshoe-shaped enclosure, heavily damaged by cultivation and measuring 180ft from N to S by

210ft from E to W. Except along the bank of the burn, which appears itself to have formed the N boundary, it is defined by a ditch now nearly filled up but originally at least 9ft wide. The bank, if one ever existed, has been ploughed away. The structure is evidently older than the road (RCAHMS 1956, No.1069.), itself practically ploughed out, as this overrides the ditch.

RCAHMS 1956, visited 10 September 1945.

NT 8446 2728. As described by the Commission, except that the ditch appears to have an average width of c 5.0m. Its maximum depth is c 0.6m. Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS(WDJ) 21 November 1967.

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