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Crowhill,enclosure WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunbar and East Linton, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.96 / 55°57'35"N

Longitude: -2.4278 / 2°25'40"W

OS Eastings: 373389

OS Northings: 674189

OS Grid: NT733741

Mapcode National: GBR NDCY.VY6

Mapcode Global: WH8W7.PG3C

Entry Name: Crowhill,enclosure WNW of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5770

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Innerwick

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Traditional County: East Lothian


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

The enclosure lies on a relatively level and locally high site amid arable farmland at around 60-65m OD. It is defined by a single ditch of irregular width enclosing an area of approximately 75m E-W by 50m. The S part of the circuit is not visible on the available aerial photographs. There are no unambiguous traces of internal features or

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 110m 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 add to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. The ditch may be expected to contain material relating to the construction of the enclosure as well as material relating to the contemporary environment and the economy of the site.

The interior may be expected to contain evidence relating to prehistoric house construction and domestic organisation. The area in which the monument lies is rich in settlement sites of the later prehistoric period, comprising a broad and representative range of sites, and the location of the monument within this landscape enhances its importance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 77 SW 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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