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Niddry Farm,enclosure south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.949 / 55°56'56"N

Longitude: -3.4603 / 3°27'36"W

OS Eastings: 308905

OS Northings: 673844

OS Grid: NT089738

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.Y8KM

Mapcode Global: WH5RB.TQFT

Entry Name: Niddry Farm,enclosure SW of

Scheduled Date: 1 May 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6187

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kirkliston

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh

Traditional County: West Lothian


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 95m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure some 90m in diameter, defined by a ditch some 6m wide. There are indications of either complex entrance features or buildings slightly outside the ditchline at the NW and SE of the enclosure. The monument appears to represent a type of enclosed settlement characteristic of the later prehistoric period.

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 120m 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 and economy. The indications of structural complexity at the possible entrances enhance the importance of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 07 SE 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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