Craigie Rig

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Site Type WALL
Canmore ID 143508
Site Number NT22SW 19
NGR NT 200 241
Council SCOTTISH BORDERS, THE
Parish YARROW
Former Region BORDERS
Former District ETTRICK AND LAUDERDALE
Former County SELKIRKSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NT22SW 19 200 241

NT 200 241 Craigie Rig Droveway sign-wall
A new class of minor monument is suggested, that of 'droveway sign-wall', so named by analogy with 'road sign-post'. Its function was to warn drovers that a droveway ahead was forbidden by reason of danger or trespass. Its structure is an isolated length of drystone wall, 3-50m in length. Eight examples are known to date. They also mark droveways and indicate the direction of droving.
W Lonie 1995

 
Books and References

Lonie, W (1995m) 'Droveway sign-wall' Discovery Excav Scot
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