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Standingstone,enclosure 350m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunbar and East Linton, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.952 / 55°57'7"N

Longitude: -2.6841 / 2°41'2"W

OS Eastings: 357376

OS Northings: 673427

OS Grid: NT573734

Mapcode National: GBR 2W.Y2WJ

Mapcode Global: WH7TZ.RN1H

Entry Name: Standingstone,enclosure 350m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 24 January 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5887

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Morham

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Traditional County: East Lothian


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

The site lies on gently sloping ground on the N bank of Luggate Burn, approximately 1km SW of Traprain Law. The enclosure is defined by a single oval ditch some 3-4m wide with overall dimensions of approximately 60m N-S by 50m. A linear ditch running approximately E-W appears to divide the N third of the interior from the rest. There are indications of a possible N-facing entrance.

Diffuse cropmarks within the enclosure, particularly on its NW arc, may represent the remains of deposits associated with internal buildings. The monument is part of cluster of enclosed settlements in the area around Traprain Law which was itself an important centre in 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 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 and economy. Its association with the range of settlements in the area around Traprian Law greatly enhances its significance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 SE 82.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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