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Heriot's Dyke

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    56000
  • Site type
    LINEAR EARTHWORK
  • Parish
    LAUDER
  • Council
    BERWICKSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 5840 5004
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.741946N, 2.664155W
  • Archeological notes
    NT55SE 29 from c.5750 5008 to 5999 5012. LIN 6. Formerly LIN 531. NT 5750 5008 to NT 5778 5003: Winding low wall of stones 0.8m high (JD 1955) Remains of a stone wall 2m wide and 0.3m maximum height (WDJ 1963). A stretch of Heriot's Dyke is still extant between NT5749 5008 and NT 5777 5003, as a low stony wall c.0.3m max height and c.2m wide deteriorating to a mutilated bank as it approaches the modern stone wall at NT 5777 5003. No trace remains between NT 5777 5003 and NT 5832 5004 but from this point to NT 5843 5001 are the remains of a stony bank 2.2m wide by c.0.5m high which may be part of Heriots Dyke although it is possible that it is connected with the small reservoir at NT 5843 5001. Extant portions surveyed at 1/2500 (WDJ 1963). NT 5843 5002 to NT 5999 5012: No trace was seen of any remains of the dyke except at NT 5977 5010 where a short stretch of a turf bank ascends a natural steep bank on the east bank of the Brunta Burn. This bank is c.3m wide and 0.5m high with a ditch 0.6m deep on its N side (WDJ 1963). It is probable that this bank is part of Heriots Dike. No definite traces of a similar mound was seen on the W bank of the Brunta Burn. Extant portions surveyed at 1/2500 (WDJ 1963). NT 5749 5008 to NT 5777 5002: Extant portion from Harefaulds (NT 5749 5008) eastwards to field boundary (at NT 5777 5002) is as described. Surveyed at 1:10,000 (JRL 1979) NT 5778 5003 to NT 5833 5004: There is no trace of the earthwork (JD 1955). Pecks denote fragmentary remains of dyke (WDJ 1963). NT 5832 5005 to NT 5843 5001: This extant length of a 0.4m high stony bank is similar to the section from Harefaulds (MJF 1979). At NT 5836 5004 and NT 5839 5003: The dyke is visible as a stony bank 2.2m wide, 0.5m high on the North side (WDJ 1963). NT 5843 5001 to NT 5999 5012: There is no trace of the earthwork (JD 2 May 1955) At 5900 5000: The dyke is "visible on corner of the moor 400yds. NNW of Blythe". 14ft. wide (Craw 1928) At NT 5975 5010: A mound is visible on both sides of Bruntaburn 400yds North of Bruntaburn Mill (on mapsheet NT54NE at NT 5963 4973) (Craw 1928). At NT 5978 5010: 20m long turf bank 3m by 0.5m high with ditch 0.6m deep on N side (WDJ 1963). At NT 5977 5010: This 20m long section runs down a valley slope and is as described. It is not possible to deduce whether this section is part of a linear or simply a local drainage ditch (MJF 1979). Visited by OS (JD) 30 April 1955; 2 May 1955; (WDJ) 12 November 1963; (JRL) 8 June 1979; (MJF) 28 June 1979. J H Craw 1928.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

  • 56000 (8/8/1895)
    Letters from Dr J Hardy ( Berwickshire Naturalists' Club); Archaeology, Natural History, Genealogy, Place names, local History etc. 2 letters from Ralph Dundas Esq re family links to Coldingham area.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 622986 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds fort, settlement and cultivation remains with Heriot's Dyke earthwork, taken from the SSE.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on cultivation remains, a field-system, small cairns and a linear earthwork, taken from the NE.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on the remains of the fort, settlement, linear earthwork and cultivation remains, taken from the N.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on the remains of the fort, settlement, linear earthwork and cultivation remains, taken from the N.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on the remains of the fort, settlement, linear earthwork and cultivation remains, taken from the ENE.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on the remains of the fort, settlement and cultivation remains, taken from the SE.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on the remains of the fort, settlement and cultivation remains, taken from the SSW.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on the remains of the fort, settlement and cultivation remains, taken from the SW.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on the remains of the fort, settlement and cultivation remains, taken from the W.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on the remains of the fort, settlement and cultivation remains, taken from the NW.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on field system and small cairns, taken from the NNE. (Also shows Heriot's Dyke, linear earthwork).
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on field system and small cairns, taken from the NE.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on field system and small cairns, taken from the ENE. (Also shows Heriot's Dyke, linear earthwork).
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on field system and small cairns, taken from the WNW.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds centred on field system and small cairns, taken from the NNE.
  • 56000 (5/1/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Harefaulds fort, settlement and cultivation remains with Heriot's Dyke earthwork, taken from the SSE.
  • 56000 (1983)
    Harefaulds, settlement and cultivation remains: oblique air photograph. (Also shows Heriot's Dyke, linear earthwork).
  • 56000 (1983)
    Harefaulds, settlement and cultivation remains: oblique air photograph. (Also shows Heriot's Dyke, linear earthwork).
  • 56000 (1983)
    Harefaulds, settlement and cultivation remains: oblique air photograph. (Also shows Heriot's Dyke, linear earthwork).
  • 56000 (1983)
    Harefaulds, settlement and cultivation remains: oblique air photograph. (Also shows Heriot's Dyke, linear earthwork).
  • 56000 (1983)
    Harefaulds, settlement and cultivation remains: oblique air photograph. (Also shows Heriot's Dyke, linear earthwork).
  • 56000 (1983)
    Harefaulds, settlement and cultivation remains: oblique air photograph. (Also shows Heriot's Dyke, linear earthwork).

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Berwickshire, Sheet XX1857

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Berwick, Sheet 020.031857
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Berwick, Sheet 020.031857