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Greendykes,enclosure 200m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.952 / 55°57'7"N

Longitude: -2.909 / 2°54'32"W

OS Eastings: 343335

OS Northings: 673594

OS Grid: NT433735

Mapcode National: GBR 2M.Y0D5

Mapcode Global: WH7TW.9N0G

Entry Name: Greendykes,enclosure 200m W of

Scheduled Date: 26 April 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5674

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Gladsmuir

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Traditional County: East Lothian

Description

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

The enclosure represents the site of an enclosed settlement dating from the later prehistoric period. It is formed by an annular ditch, some 4-5m wide, enclosing an area of approximately 70m E-W by 60m N-S. There are indications of a break in the ditch, which may have been the original entrance, to the NW. There are no clear indications of internal features.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible cropmarks together with an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. The area is rectilinear with maximum dimensions of 130m NNW-SSE by 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 defended settlement. The enclosure ditch can be expected to contain evidence relating to its construction and, together with internal deposits, may provide evidence for prehistoric occupation activity, economy and environment.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 47 SW 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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