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Wellpark,enclosure and pit alignment

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9884 / 55°59'18"N

Longitude: -2.77 / 2°46'11"W

OS Eastings: 352062

OS Northings: 677535

OS Grid: NT520775

Mapcode National: GBR 2S.VMNK

Mapcode Global: WH7TR.FR63

Entry Name: Wellpark,enclosure and pit alignment

Scheduled Date: 16 December 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5864

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

Description

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

The monument lies on the E slopes of Kilduff Hill immediately W of Kilduff Mains. It lies between 85-100m OD, commanding extensive views in all directions but W. The enclosure is formed by a single, annular ditch some 3-4m wide which encloses an area some 40m in diameter. Only the W two thirds of the site are visible, the remainder lying under modern farm buildings and trees. No entrance is visible in the preserved portion.

Some 50-60m W of the enclosure is the N end of a N-S running double alignment of pits. From there the alignments run parallel, some 8-10m apart, downhill for a visible distance of some 120m. A concentration of less well-defined cropmarks occupy the area N of the pit alignment and W of the enclosure. These may represent structures and deposits associated with the settlement.

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 250m NNW-SSE by 140m 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 site may be expected to contain extensive evidence for domestic occupation and economic activity associated with part of a system of field divisions. The proximity of the monument to the major prehistoric landscape around the Chesters fort greatly enhances its significance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 NW 36 and 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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