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Tanderlane,enclosure 300m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9294 / 55°55'45"N

Longitude: -2.6776 / 2°40'39"W

OS Eastings: 357758

OS Northings: 670913

OS Grid: NT577709

Mapcode National: GBR 2W.ZJC9

Mapcode Global: WH7V5.V748

Entry Name: Tanderlane,enclosure 300m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6024

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Garvald and Bara

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

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 monument lies in level arable farmland at around 145m OD, close to the S bank of Ninewells Burn. The enclosure is trapezoidal with approximate dimensions of 160m N-S along its W side and 80m N-S along its E side by 100m E-W. It is defined by a ditch some 3-4m wide with possible entrances in the SE corner and in the N part of the W side.

The course of the E side and E parts of the N and S sides are markedly irregular. There are no clear internal features but numerous diffuse cropmarks may represent the remains of former internal buildings.

The monument appears to represent the remains of an enclosed settlement of a type widely believed to date to the later part of the native Iron Age or the Roman period. It forms part of a wider landscape of prehistoric settlement in this area.

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 irregular in plan with maximum dimensions of 230m ENE- WSW by 170m 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 settlement and economy in the period of Roman influence in southern Scotland. Its significance is greatly enhanced by its association with the wider landscape of later prehistoric settlement in this part of East Lothian.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 SE 41

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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