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Craigpark Quarry, enclosure 450m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Pentland Hills, City of Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9215 / 55°55'17"N

Longitude: -3.4061 / 3°24'21"W

OS Eastings: 312225

OS Northings: 670722

OS Grid: NT122707

Mapcode National: GBR 20.ZW7D

Mapcode Global: WH6SP.NF7B

Entry Name: Craigpark Quarry, enclosure 450m W of

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6229

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Ratho

County: City of Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Pentland Hills

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 locally high ground in arable farmland at around 80m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure of approximately 35-40m in diameter. Its single ditch is some 4m wide. There is a possible entrance in the NE.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a maximum diameter of 90m 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 contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The ditches of the enclosure may be expected to contain valuable material relating to the economy and environment of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 7 SW 73.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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