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Yadlee, stone circle 250m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.8978 / 55°53'52"N

Longitude: -2.5548 / 2°33'17"W

OS Eastings: 365403

OS Northings: 667323

OS Grid: NT654673

Mapcode National: GBR B0L7.PN

Mapcode Global: WH8WK.Q1M0

Entry Name: Yadlee, stone circle 250m S of

Scheduled Date: 1 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4443

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Spott

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian


The monument is a stone circle of a type found in SE Scotland especially. It is one of three located within close proximity to each other; one at Kingside Burn and the other at 'Crow Stones'. The monument is c. 8.5m in diameter comprising seven small stones, all but one of which are still earthfast. The stones measure from 25cm to 40cm across and 20cm in maximum height. The interior of the circle is on the same level as the surrounding ground and numerous stones were met with on probing. An area measuring 50m in diameter centred on the circle is proposed for scheduling to include ancillary activities, remains of which will survive around the circle.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is a well preserved example of a very vulnerable type of monument. It has not been disturbed by antiquarian excavation or by farming. It is of national importance to the theme of late Neolithic/early Bronze Age ceremonial activity. It is of particular interest because of its proximity to other related sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NT 66 NE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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