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Whitebog Farm, enclosure 450m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Midlothian South, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8562 / 55°51'22"N

Longitude: -3.1218 / 3°7'18"W

OS Eastings: 329876

OS Northings: 663127

OS Grid: NT298631

Mapcode National: GBR 60MQ.YK

Mapcode Global: WH6T7.02QC

Entry Name: Whitebog Farm, enclosure 450m SE of

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6230

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lasswade

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Traditional County: Midlothian

Description

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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 140m OD on a prominent summit. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure of approximately 60m diameter, with an inner and outer ditch separated by about 8m. The outer ditch is some 4m wide, the inner ditch, or possibly palisade, is about 1m wide. There are traces of a middle ditch or palisade trench, closely following the circumference of the outer ditch. There appears to be an entrance at the SE.

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 maximum diameter of 100m as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The inner and outer ditches may be expected to contain valuable material relating to the economy and environment of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 26 SE 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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