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Harlaw, enclosure 300m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Pentland Hills, City of Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.879 / 55°52'44"N

Longitude: -3.3183 / 3°19'5"W

OS Eastings: 317622

OS Northings: 665884

OS Grid: NT176658

Mapcode National: GBR 508G.DC

Mapcode Global: WH6SY.0H4D

Entry Name: Harlaw, enclosure 300m NW of

Scheduled Date: 1 May 1995

Last Amended: 6 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6188

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Currie

County: City of Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Pentland Hills

Traditional County: Midlothian


The monument known as Harlaw, enclosure 300m NW of comprises the remains of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs. The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features and an area around hem in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-circular with the maximum diameter of 80m.

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 apparent survival of internal structures suggests that the site will provide evidence for prehistoric house construction and the organisation of domestic space.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 16 NE 33.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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