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Newbigging,enclosure 400m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Midlothian West, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8347 / 55°50'5"N

Longitude: -3.151 / 3°9'3"W

OS Eastings: 328004

OS Northings: 660766

OS Grid: NT280607

Mapcode National: GBR 60FZ.L7

Mapcode Global: WH6T6.KLQW

Entry Name: Newbigging,enclosure 400m NE of

Scheduled Date: 6 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6265

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lasswade

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian West

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 205m OD, commanding extensive views over the surrounding area. It comprises a D-shaped enclosure measuring some 90m by 90m. It may well extend further to the NE but this part of the monument has been planted and is not likely to survive archaeologically. The enclosing ditch is approximately 2m wide with no clearly defined entrance. There is a faint trace of a possible outer ditch.

The area to be scheduled comprises the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is semi-circular with a diameter of 130m as shown 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 information relating to the economy and environment of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 26 SE 44.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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