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Kilduff,enclosure east of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9891 / 55°59'20"N

Longitude: -2.7648 / 2°45'53"W

OS Eastings: 352386

OS Northings: 677606

OS Grid: NT523776

Mapcode National: GBR 2S.VNSP

Mapcode Global: WH7TR.HQNL

Entry Name: Kilduff,enclosure E of

Scheduled Date: 16 December 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5865

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Athelstaneford

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 towards the crest of an E-W running ridge at around 90m OD with commanding views over the surrounding low-lying farmland except to the W. The enclosure is sub-circular with a diameter of approximately 45m and is defined by a single ditch some 3-4m wide. The SE part of the circuit is not visible on the available aerial photographs. There are no clear traces of an entrance. The enclosure lies less than 200m E of a settlement complex, probably of similar date, with which it may be associated.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 90m 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 significance is greatly enhanced by its proximity to and likely association with further concentrations of settlement evidence and field systems, including those centred on the nearby Chesters fort.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 NW 35.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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