You may copy, display, store and make derivative works for personal use or use solely within an educational institution by staff and students, under these conditions: the ScotlandsPlaces website is attributed, there is no commercial use or sale, and no public distribution (for example, by hand, email, or web). Full licence details.General oblique aerial view of Ettleton Sike centred on the burial-ground, taken from the E. RCAHMS Aerial Photography Date 1/12/1997 Copyright RCAHMS
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore ID
SCOTTISH BORDERS, THENGR
NY 4738 8653Latitude, Longitude
NY48NE 146 4738 8653
This settlement is situated at the back of a terrace towards the western edge of the Newcastleton crofts and to the N of Ettleton Sike. Roughly rectilinear on plan, it measures 64m from NNE to SSW by 55m transversely internally. On the WNW, where the interior is dug into the back of the terrace, the enclosure bank has been reduced by ploughing to an internal scarp. Around the other three sides the settlement is bounded by two banks and a shallow medial ditch. The banks are largely composed of soil, measuring about 5m in breadth and in places standing up to 1.2m in height. The entrance is at the E of the SSW end. The banks on the E of the entrance return around the terminal of the medial ditch, but on the W they have distinct terminals, with the inner extending across part of the gap to narrow the entrance. Two croft boundaries overlie the settlement, the northern of which is flanked by a drainage ditch; this has sectioned the NNE side of the enclosure boundary.
Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 17 April 1996