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Woodhall Farm,enclosure 600m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunbar and East Linton, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.945 / 55°56'42"N

Longitude: -2.4865 / 2°29'11"W

OS Eastings: 369712

OS Northings: 672551

OS Grid: NT697725

Mapcode National: GBR NF60.5MG

Mapcode Global: WH8W6.ST4T

Entry Name: Woodhall Farm,enclosure 600m E of

Scheduled Date: 22 February 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5930

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Innerwick

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Traditional County: East Lothian

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on a locally high, well-drained site at around 140m OD commanding extensive views over the surrounding area. The enclosure is defined by a single ditch which encloses an oval area with approximate dimensions of 80m E-W by 60m N-S.

The ditch varies in visible width to a maximum of approximately 5m and has a possible entrance on the W.

There are indications of possible internal deposits but the variability of the background geological cropmarks in the field prevents any unambiguous identification of such

features.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 100m 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 add to our understanding of prehistoric settlement organisation and economy. The ditches may be expected to contain material relating to the construction of the defences and to the cotemporary environment and economy of the site while internal deposits may provide significant evidence for the organisation of domestic activity within the enclosure.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 67 SE 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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