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Gowkshill,enclosure 300m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Midlothian South, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8557 / 55°51'20"N

Longitude: -3.0505 / 3°3'1"W

OS Eastings: 334334

OS Northings: 663000

OS Grid: NT343630

Mapcode National: GBR 704Q.CQ

Mapcode Global: WH7VD.32MS

Entry Name: Gowkshill,enclosure 300m SE of

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6337

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Cockpen

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

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 in an arable field on level ground at around 165m OD. It comprises a circular enclosure of approximately 25m in overall diameter, defined by a single ditch some 4m wide. There is no visible trace of an entrance.

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 circular with a diameter of 60m as marked in red on the accompanying plan.

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 area in and around the enclosure may be expected to contain valuable information relating to the economy and environment of the site.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 36 SW 26.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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