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Frostineb,enclosure 600m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Midlothian East, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8341 / 55°50'2"N

Longitude: -2.9154 / 2°54'55"W

OS Eastings: 342759

OS Northings: 660470

OS Grid: NT427604

Mapcode National: GBR 802Z.MH

Mapcode Global: WH7VG.5MYD

Entry Name: Frostineb,enclosure 600m E of

Scheduled Date: 16 January 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6294

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Fala and Soutra

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

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 on a low ridge in arable farmland at around 230m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure of approximately 50m in maximum diameter. Its single ditch is some 2-3m wide. Cropmarks relating to former field boundaries appear to truncate the E part of the enclosure.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of related activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 100m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national important for 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 economy and environment of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 46 SW 51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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