Geddes, G. and McMeekin, J. W T., (2007). Lempitlaw Farm, Sprouston, Scottish Borders. Headland Archaeology Ltd.

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Lempitlaw Farm, Sprouston, Scottish Borders
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Headland Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1002221
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A programme of archaeological investigation comprising historic building recording and an evaluation was undertaken in advance of a proposed development at Lempitlaw farm, Kelso, Scottish Borders, in connection with a planning condition issued by Scottish Borders Council. The building recording established that the remaining structures are early or mid 19th century date and are probably fragments of a cartshed and granary at the rear of the 19th century steading. Map evidence suggests that two steadings were founded at Lempitlaw in the 1700s as part of the improvement of the landscape, possibly replacing a fermtoun centred on the medieval church. Much of the original courtyard steading had been demolished, though the 19th century group included a horse gin, probably powering a thresher, as well as other typical buildings such as stables, byre and barn. Remains of the detached farmhouse, adjacent to the west, probably a 19th century replacement for one in the steading, were obliterated by the insertion of a large slurry pit. The evaluation formed a 7% sample of the accessible area. The remains of numerous walls and several patches of cobbled surfaces were identified. The position of the wall remains would appear to confirm the location of the structures visible on the first edition Ordnance Survey map. The archaeological features identified were frequently and heavily disturbed by modern activity. No trace of the horse gin was found, however the extent of the modern disturbance, including a sizeable landfill in the SE corner of the site may account for this.
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G Geddes
J W T McMeekin
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Headland Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Scottish Borders Council, Archaeology Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2007
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Site: Lemptilaw Farm
Parish: SPROUSTON
County: SCOTTISH BORDERS, THE
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 378650, 632650 (Easting, Northing)
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Monus: Farmstead Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: headland1-33267
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A4 soft cover report
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23 Nov 2016
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