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Morham Mains,enclosure east of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9342 / 55°56'3"N

Longitude: -2.7076 / 2°42'27"W

OS Eastings: 355888

OS Northings: 671460

OS Grid: NT558714

Mapcode National: GBR 2V.Z3NK

Mapcode Global: WH7V5.C3WM

Entry Name: Morham Mains,enclosure E of

Scheduled Date: 10 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6109

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

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a sub-rectangular enclosed settlement and associated features of prehistoric date, including a possible souterrain, represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 105m OD. The

surrounding area is rich in the remains of prehistoric settlement and economic activity. The sub-rectangular enclosure is defined by a ditch some 4m wide with sides some 60m long. It has a possible entrance in the central part of its W side. Inside the enclosure are two dense, dark cropmarks which appear to represent the remains of former timber buildings.

To the SW of the enclosure, close to a rocky outcrop, is a further dense, dark cropmark of elongated oval form.

This may represent the remains of a souterrain or semi-subterranean storage building associated with the former settlement. Numerous other less well-defined cropmarks in the vicinity may represent associated structures.

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 shape with maximum dimensions of 200m E-W by 160m N-S 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

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 SE 30.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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