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Craigie Rig

Wall (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Craigie Rig

Classification Wall (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 143508

Site Number NT22SW 19

NGR NT 200 241

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Yarrow
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Selkirkshire

Archaeology Notes

NT22SW 19 200 241

NT 200 241 Craigie Rig Droveway sign-wall

A new class of minor monument is suggested, that of 'droveway sign-wall', so named by analogy with 'road sign-post'. Its function was to warn drovers that a droveway ahead was forbidden by reason of danger or trespass. Its structure is an isolated length of drystone wall, 3-50m in length. Eight examples are known to date. They also mark droveways and indicate the direction of droving.

W Lonie 1995

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