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Morham Burn,enclosures west of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9418 / 55°56'30"N

Longitude: -2.7151 / 2°42'54"W

OS Eastings: 355433

OS Northings: 672310

OS Grid: NT554723

Mapcode National: GBR 2V.YMZ3

Mapcode Global: WH7TZ.8XCB

Entry Name: Morham Burn,enclosures W of

Scheduled Date: 10 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6107

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Morham

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian


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

The monument lies on fairly level arable farmland at around 85m OD. The surrounding area is rich in the remains of prehistoric settlement and economic activity. The larger of the two enclosures on the W of the site is defined by an ditch some 4-5m wide enclosing an oval area some 60m NE-SW by 40m. A second, outer ditch some 4m wide is visible on the S part of the circuit. To the E lies a second, sub-circular, enclosure some 25m in diameter and defined by a ditch some 2-3m wide.

Numerous less well-defined cropmarks within and around these enclosures may represent the remains of associated structures. The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosures and other visible features and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 310m NE-SW by 150m 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 importance is greatly enhanced by its association with the wider landscape of prehistoric settlement in the surrounding area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 SE 51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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