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Tyneholm House,enclosure 600m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9023 / 55°54'8"N

Longitude: -2.8879 / 2°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 344578

OS Northings: 668045

OS Grid: NT445680

Mapcode National: GBR 8086.K0

Mapcode Global: WH7V2.MX02

Entry Name: Tyneholm House,enclosure 600m S of

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5747

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Pencaitland

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an enclosure and associated annexe of prehistoric date represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs. These features represent elements of a later prehistoric settlement complex.

The monument occupies a locally high site with extensive views in all directions but SW. The enclosure is formed by a subannular ditch enclosing an area some 50-60m in diameter. This ditch is relatively narrow, being some 2-3m in width, with indications of entrance terminals on the SW of the enclosure ditch. NW of this possible entrance is an irregularly shaped annexe enclosed by a ditch of similar width and appearance to that of the main enclosure ditch. This encloses an area some 25-30m NE-SW by 20-25m. The entrance to this annexe faces S and lies adjacent to the possible entrance of the main enclosure.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features together with an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 170m NE-SW by 110m, and excludes the modern road which bisects it, 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 later prehistoric enclosed settlement and economic practice. The functional differentiation of the enclosure and annexe will be of significance to our knowledge of the organisation of economic and social activities within settlements of this period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 46 NW 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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