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Chalkieside,enclosure 500m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9033 / 55°54'12"N

Longitude: -3.018 / 3°1'4"W

OS Eastings: 336451

OS Northings: 668270

OS Grid: NT364682

Mapcode National: GBR 70C5.FN

Mapcode Global: WH7V0.MW29

Entry Name: Chalkieside,enclosure 500m SW of

Scheduled Date: 30 June 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6205

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Inveresk

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Traditional County: Midlothian


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

The monument lies on sloping ground in arable farmland at around 125m OD. It comprises a sub-rectangular enclosure of which three sides are visible, the fourth probably running under the present day field boundary on the E of the site. The enclosure measures approximately

100m N-S by 100m within a ditch some 6m wide. The N side is markedly curved while the S and W are straight. A dense, dark cropmark within

the enclosure appears to indicate the survival of deposits associated with an internal structure.

Enclosed settlements of this type are conventionally ascribed to the period of Roman influence in southern Scotland. The monument lies

within an area rich in settlement remains of this period.

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 irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 150m NNE-SSW by 110m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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