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Dalmeny Park,enclosures 420m north of Mansion Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Almond, City of Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9879 / 55°59'16"N

Longitude: -3.3452 / 3°20'42"W

OS Eastings: 316174

OS Northings: 678035

OS Grid: NT161780

Mapcode National: GBR 22.VQG3

Mapcode Global: WH6SB.LR8F

Entry Name: Dalmeny Park,enclosures 420m N of Mansion Hill

Scheduled Date: 13 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6256

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Dalmeny

County: City of Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Almond

Traditional County: West Lothian


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

The monument lies in parkland at around 40m OD and comprises two principal elements. The first is a sub-square enclosure with sides approximately 35m long, defined by single ditch some 1m wide. Its corners are rounded and there are indications of an entrance in its S side. A second, smaller enclosure lies to the N. It is sub-rectangular, with sides approximately 30m long N-S by 20m, and a ditch about 1m wide.

The two enclosures are characteristic of a form of settlement often ascribed to the period of Roman influence in southern Scotland.

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 irregular with maximum dimensions of 115m N-S by 85m 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 relationship, chronological and functional, between the enclosures will be important in the interpretation of prehistoric settlement development in southern Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 7 NE 63.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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