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A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9061 / 55°54'22"N

Longitude: -2.9313 / 2°55'52"W

OS Eastings: 341870

OS Northings: 668504

OS Grid: NT418685

Mapcode National: GBR 70Z4.5N

Mapcode Global: WH7V1.YT95

Entry Name: Wolfstar,enclosure

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5749

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Pencaitland

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian


The monument comprises the remains of a palisaded enclosure of later prehistoric date, represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument occupies level, but locally high, ground commanding extensive views in all directions. The enclosure is defined by a palisade slot approximately 1m in width enclosing a circular area approximately 55-60m in diameter. There are no visible indications of an entrance gap in the circuit, or of internal features. The palisade slot represents the remains of the defences of a settlement of probable Iron Age date and traces of associated internal occupation may be expected to survive below the ploughsoil.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features together with an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is rectilinear in shape with maximum dimensions of 180m E-W by 150m N-S as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement activity and economy. The palisade trench will contain evidence relating to the construction of the enclosure. Together with surviving internal deposits, it will also contain evidence relating to the nature and duration of the settlement activity on the site, and evidence for the economic activity of the inhabitants.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 46 NW 38.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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