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East Lodge,enclosure 150m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9445 / 55°56'40"N

Longitude: -2.7525 / 2°45'8"W

OS Eastings: 353100

OS Northings: 672641

OS Grid: NT531726

Mapcode National: GBR 2S.YKL4

Mapcode Global: WH7TY.PVH7

Entry Name: East Lodge,enclosure 150m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 6 June 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6021

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Haddington

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

Description

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 arable farmland at around 80m OD. The enclosure is formed by two concentric circular ditches each some 2-3m wide. The outer enclosure has a diameter of approximately 40m while the inner has a diameter of approximately 25m. There are no unambiguous indications of an entrance across either ditch.

A series of diffuse cropmarks within and over the enclosure ditches may represent deposits associated with internal structures. The monument lies on the periphery of a dense distribution of prehistoric settlements in the vicinity of Traprain Law, itself a major centre of prehistoric settlement.

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 110m 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. The ditches may be expected to contain evidence relating to the construction of the site while internal deposits may be expected to provide information on contemporary house construction and economy. The importance of the site is enhanced by its association with the group of sites in the vicinity of Traprain Law.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 SW 50.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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