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Mellerstain House, Home Farm

Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mellerstain House, Home Farm

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Mellerstain House Policies

Canmore ID 218961

Site Number NT63NW 18.07

NGR NT 64418 39274

NGR Description Centred NT 64418 39274

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Earlston
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Berwickshire

Accessing Scotland's Past

Mellerstain Home Farm is shown on the 1st edition of the Ordnance Survey map of Berwickshire, dated 1862. The farm buildings, which would have included barns, cattle courts, stables and cart sheds, were arranged in a rectangular layout around a central courtyard.

The presence of a 'Home Farm' or a 'Mains Farm' was essential to the successful running of any large estate, for it was here that produce could be raised to feed the household and, in addition, provide supplementary income.

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project at http://www.accessingscotlandspast.org.uk

Archaeology Notes

NT63NW 18.07 centred 64418 39274

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