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Amisfield Mains,enclosure 600m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9732 / 55°58'23"N

Longitude: -2.768 / 2°46'4"W

OS Eastings: 352168

OS Northings: 675844

OS Grid: NT521758

Mapcode National: GBR 2S.WN2R

Mapcode Global: WH7TY.G446

Entry Name: Amisfield Mains,enclosure 600m NW of

Scheduled Date: 10 June 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6034

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 the lower slopes of Barney Hill at around 120m OD in arable farmland approximately 1km N of Haddington. The enclosure is defined by a single oval ditch some 3-4m wide and has overall dimensions of approximately 40m E-W by 35m. Only the W sector of the enclosure is clearly visible on the available photographs due to differential cultivation within the field in which it lies.

There is no entrance across the ditch in the visible sector. The enclosure forms part of a wider landscape of later prehistoric settlement and economic activity represented by a number of enclosed settlements and field systems centred around the Garleton Hills.

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 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 association with the wider landscape of prehistoric settlement centred around the Garleton Hills.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 NW 62.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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