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Hownam Rings

Field Boundary(S) (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Site Name Hownam Rings

Classification Field Boundary(S) (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Canmore ID 57990

Site Number NT71NE 71

NGR NT 791 193

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Hownam
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NT71NE 71 791 193.

Extensive blocks of rig have been recorded on oblique aerial photographs (RCAHMSAP 2000) on the hillsides surrounding Hownam Rings. Several field banks can also be seen, in at least one case overlying the rig.

Information from RCAHMS (DCC) 30 March 2004


Field Visit (February 2000)

NT71NE 71

Hownam Rings

Cultivation remains; Field Boundary

NT 791 193


A series of cultivation remains are situated on the slopes of Hownam Rings, to the SW of Hownam Burn and E of Bucht Sike. The cultivation remains cover at least 100ha in extent, and comprise plots of broad curvilinear rig, in addition to several field banks and enclosures. The broad curvilinear rig is defined by both deep furrows and shallow grooves; the latter also often subdivide the rig. Most of the rig is aligned along the contour, but on the lower NE-facing slopes the furrows are aligned partly across the contour. Plots of narrow straight rig are situated on the lower N-facing slopes of the hill.

Visible on vertical aerial photographs OS 68/027/128-30

Information from RCAHMS (MFTR) February 2000

Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding earthwork or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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