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Hardengreen,enclosure 300m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Midlothian East, Midlothian

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Latitude: 55.8783 / 55°52'41"N

Longitude: -3.0862 / 3°5'10"W

OS Eastings: 332139

OS Northings: 665546

OS Grid: NT321655

Mapcode National: GBR 60WG.MN

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.KJL0

Entry Name: Hardengreen,enclosure 300m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6335

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lasswade

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian


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

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 70m OD on locally high ground. It comprises a sub-circular enclosure of approximately 110m in diameter, with a ditch some 8-10m wide. A dark, circular cropmark some 50m in diameter, located slightly off-centre within the enclosure, may indicate the survival of archaeological deposits and structures.

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 sub-circular with a maximum diameter of 130m 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 enclosure ditches may be expected to contain material relating to the economy and environment of the site. The dark area inside the enclosure may be expected to yield information relating to prehistoric house techniques and domestic activities.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 36 NW 55.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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