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Pardivan,enclosure 200m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Midlothian East, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.9065 / 55°54'23"N

Longitude: -2.9792 / 2°58'45"W

OS Eastings: 338877

OS Northings: 668587

OS Grid: NT388685

Mapcode National: GBR 70M4.SJ

Mapcode Global: WH7V1.6SKW

Entry Name: Pardivan,enclosure 200m W of

Scheduled Date: 2 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6269

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Cranston

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 135m OD. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure of approximately 80m diameter, with a ditch some 2m wide. It has been truncated to the NE by a modern road. It appears to have two entrances, to the W and SW. A dense, dark kidney-shaped cropmark inside the enclosure appears to indicate the survival of remains relating to former internal 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 an irregular semi-circle with a maximum diameter of 120m 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 material relating to the economy and economy and environment of the site. The internal features may be expected to yield important evidence for prehistoric house construction and domestic arrangements.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 36 NE 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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