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Glenkevock,enclosure 400m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Midlothian West, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8794 / 55°52'45"N

Longitude: -3.1343 / 3°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 329132

OS Northings: 665715

OS Grid: NT291657

Mapcode National: GBR 60KG.78

Mapcode Global: WH6T0.THN5

Entry Name: Glenkevock,enclosure 400m NW of

Scheduled Date: 6 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6263

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lasswade

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian West

Traditional County: Midlothian


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric enclosed settlement represented as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on sloping ground in arable farmland on the N bank of the River North Esk at around 110m OD. It comprises a clearly defined sub-circular enclosure of approximately 20m diameter, with a single ditch some 2m wide. There is an entrance in the SE. The monument may represent the remains of a single roofed building of a type known as a ring ditch house and dating to the later prehistoric period. However it is perhaps more likely to represent a small enclosure that would have contained a smaller domestic building or buildings.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 50m 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 ditches of the enclosure may be expected to contain material relating to the environment and economy of the site. The internal arrangements may provide information about its domestic organisation, and indicate possible areas of activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 26 NE 52.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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