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Mowhaugh Schoolhouse

Scooped Settlement (Romano-british)

Site Name Mowhaugh Schoolhouse

Classification Scooped Settlement (Romano-british)

Alternative Name(s) Calroust Burn

Canmore ID 59355

Site Number NT82SW 10

NGR NT 82241 20135

NGR Description From NT 82189 20319 to NT 81979 20079

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT82SW 10 from 82189 20319 to 81979 20079

(NT 82241 20135) Enclosure (NR)

OS 6" map, (1962).

The remains of an oval-shaped scooped enclosure lie on the W bank of the Calroust Burn. It measures 22.4m N-S by 17.0m and is scooped into the slope on its W side. It is formed by an earth-and-stone bank now spread to a width of 3.3m and 0.7m high on the E side. Part of the bank is obliterated on the NW segment; no entrance was noted and there is no evidence of internal structures.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 18 August 1960.

No change to previous field report.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (EGC) 10 July 1968.

The western half of this enclosure has been destroyed by modern cultivation. It does not have any characteristic features from which it may be classified.

Resurveyed at 1:10 000

Visited by OS (TRG) 12 August 1976.

An oval enclosure, slightly levelled into a gentle slope, lies above a terrace to the W of the Calroust Burn and about 80m S of its confluence with the Bowmont Water. Although subsequent cultivation has levelled the W half of the enclosure, its dimensions may still be established. It measures about 19.4m from NNW to SSE by 16.8m within a grassed-over bank spread up to 2.2m in width and standing up to 0.25m in height. There is neither an entrance nor any internal features visible although what may be a field-bank extends off to the W along the crest of the terrace.

Information from RJ Mercer (University of Edinburgh) 1 April 1985

RCAHMS MS 2598. No. 24/297


Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding earthwork or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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