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Bentpath

Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bentpath

Classification Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Todholes

Canmore ID 67815

Site Number NY39SW 1

NGR NY 3082 9040

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Westerkirk
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY39SW 1 3082 9040.

NY 308 904. A settlement, similar to but not as well preserved as that at Boonies (NY39SW 4), is situated above Todholes.

G Jobey 1975

NY 3082 9040. This sub-oval settlement lies on a level shelf of a steep south-facing hillslope at 137m OD. The bank, which encloses an area of approximately 36.0m by 25.0m, is up to 0.9m high externally and 1.0m high internally; the N and E quadrants have been mutilated, probably by quarrying. There is no evidence of an outer ditch and the entrance is on the NW side. The interior, which has been slightly scooped into the hillslope, is fairly level and has some earthfast boulders protruding in places but there are no obvious stances.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (MJF), 19 September 1979.

Situated on a level terrace 70m NE of Todholes cottage, there is an oval settlement measuring 33m by 30m within a stony bank up to 4.2m thick and 0.4m high. The interior is as much as 0.7m below the surface of the surrounding ground.

RCAHMS 1981, visited August 1980.

Listed as settlement.

RCAHMS 1997.

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