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Dalvreck,enclosure and field boundary south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9922 / 55°59'31"N

Longitude: -2.788 / 2°47'16"W

OS Eastings: 350943

OS Northings: 677972

OS Grid: NT509779

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.VHL2

Mapcode Global: WH7TR.4NN5

Entry Name: Dalvreck,enclosure and field boundary SE of

Scheduled Date: 1 November 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5825

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Athelstaneford

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian


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

The monument lies at approximately 100m OD near the crest of a ridge running NW-SE. The enclosure is formed by a single ditch enclosing a sub-circular area of approximately 35-40m diameter. The ditch appears to be some 3-4m wide and is most clearly visible on its S side where there is a possible entrance. Visibility on the N half of the circuit

is intermittent although there are indications of internal deposits in the N half of the interior.

Passing within 10-15m to the NW of the enclosure is a narrow ditch running NE-SW for a distance of some 60m. This may represent part of a field system associated with the enclosure. The monument lies on the periphery of a major prehistoric landscape centred on the Chesters fort, some 200m to the N.

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The significance of the monument is greatly enhanced by its association with the wider prehistoric landscape centred on the Chesters fort. The functional and chronological relationships between the monument and the other components of this landscape will be of great importance for our understanding of the development of prehistoric settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 NW 40.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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