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Morham Mains,enclosure 400m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9302 / 55°55'48"N

Longitude: -2.7138 / 2°42'49"W

OS Eastings: 355499

OS Northings: 671023

OS Grid: NT554710

Mapcode National: GBR 2V.ZG7Q

Mapcode Global: WH7V5.86ZN

Entry Name: Morham Mains,enclosure 400m S of

Scheduled Date: 10 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6108

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Morham

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

Description

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

The monument lies close to the summit of a hill at around 110m OD overlooking the fertile arable land around Morham. The surrounding area is rich in the remains of prehistoric settlement and economic activity. The enclosure is defined by a ditch some 3-4m wide enclosing an oval area some 100m NE-SW by 60m.

A semi-circular annexe to the S of the main enclosure is defined by a ditch of similar width. A series of dark cropmarks within the main enclosure appear to represent the remains of former timber buildings.

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 160m 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. Its importance is greatly enhanced by its association with the wider landscape of prehistoric settlement in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 57 SE 47.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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