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West Addinston Hill

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    ADDINSTON
  • Canmore ID
    56057
  • Site type
    FORT, SETTLEMENT
  • Parish
    LAUDER
  • Council
    BERWICKSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 5232 5363
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.773638N, 2.761614W
  • Archeological notes
    NT55SW 5 Centred on 5232 5363 (NT 5230 5363) Camp (NR) OS 6" map (1957) The fort at Addinston consists of an oval enclosure measuring some 280' by 160' within two massive ramparts with external ditches, the outer of which has an upcast mound along part of its course. In the NW both ramparts stand over 15' high. Several circular, grass-grown, stony foundations lie inside the fort, but the most conspicuous, which measures 42' in diameter, may be suspected of being of a later date than the rest and possibly even a fold. The RCAHMS notes two entrances; in front of each is a crescentric depression traversing the roadway - the western is 35' by 8' by 2' deep, and the south-eastern is 27' by 7' by less than 2' deep. R W Feachem 1963; RCAHMS 1915; D Christison 1895 The remains of this well-preserved fort are generally as described above. Within are the outlines of two possible hut circles and a circular turf-banked enclosure which is probably a sheepfold. Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (WDJ) 4 November 1963 This work is situated in a non-defensive situation at the end of a gentle ridge and is generally as described. The interior is covered in tall grass and only the foundations of a turf-banked sheepfold can be seen. No trace can be seen of the crescentric depressions noted by the RCAHMS. Despite the size of the ramparts, its position suggests that this is more likely to be a settlement. Visited by OS (SFS) 5 August 1975 Photographed by the RCAHMS in 1976, 1980, 1983 and 1995 and by CUCAP.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 56057 ()
    Oblique aerial view
  • 56057 (11/8/1999)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the fort and settlement with cropmarks of the pit-alignments adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 56057 (11/8/1999)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the fort and settlement with cropmarks of the pit-alignments adjacent, taken from the WNW.
  • 56057 (11/8/1999)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the fort and settlement with cropmarks of the pit-alignments adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 56057 (11/8/1999)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the fort and settlement with cropmarks of the pit-alignments adjacent, taken from the SSE.
  • 56057 (11/8/1999)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the fort and settlement with cropmarks of the pit-alignments adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 56057 (11/8/1999)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the fort and settlement with cropmarks of the pit-alignments adjacent, taken from the W.
  • 56057 ()
    West Addinston Hill, oblique aerial view, taken from the W, centred on the cropmarks of two pit-alignments. A fort and settlement is visible in the centre right half of the photograph.
  • 56057 ()
    West Addinston Hill, oblique aerial view, taken from the SE, centred on a fort and settlement and on the cropmarks of two pit-alignments.
  • 56057 ()
    West Addinston Hill, oblique aerial view, taken from the SE, centred on a fort and settlement and on the cropmarks of two pit-alignments.
  • 56057 (1983)
  • 56057 (1983)
  • 56057 (1983)
  • 56057 (1983)
  • 56057 (1983)
  • 56057 (1983)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 56057 (1983)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 56057 (1983)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 56057 (1980)
  • 56057 (1980)
  • 56057 (1980)
  • 56057 (1976)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 56057 (1976)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 56057 (1983)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 56057 (1983)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 56057 (1986)
    Oblique aerial view

SCANNED IMAGES

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1211308 (23/2/2010)
    General oblique aerial view of remains of forts at West Addinston Hill and Longcroft, taken from the SSW.
  • 1211307 (23/2/2010)
    General oblique aerial view of the remains of forts at West Addinston Hill and Longcroft, taken from the SSW.
  • 1211306 (23/2/2010)
    General oblique aerial view of the remains of forts at West Addinston Hill and Longcroft, taken from the SSW.
  • 1211300 (23/2/2010)
    Oblique aerial view of remains of fort at West Addinston Hill, taken from the SW.
  • 1211299 (23/2/2010)
    Oblique aerial view of remains of fort at West Addinston Hill, taken from the SW.
  • 1211291 (23/2/2010)
    Oblique aerial view of remains of fort at West Addinston Hill, taken from the SE.
  • 1211290 (23/2/2010)
    Oblique aerial view of remains of fort at West Addinston Hill, taken from the SE.
  • 1197261 (17/7/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of the remains of the fort, taken from the E.
  • 1197251 (17/7/2009)
    Oblique aerial view of the remains of the fort, taken from the E.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 56057 (1910)
    (3) Plan

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Berwickshire, Sheet XIII1853-57

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Berwick, Sheet 013.121853
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Berwick, Sheet 013.121853