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Clubbiedean Reservoir, fort

A Scheduled Monument in Pentland Hills, City of Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8868 / 55°53'12"N

Longitude: -3.2813 / 3°16'52"W

OS Eastings: 319953

OS Northings: 666705

OS Grid: NT199667

Mapcode National: GBR 50JC.DL

Mapcode Global: WH6SY.K9PF

Entry Name: Clubbiedean Reservoir, fort

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6635

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Currie

County: City of Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Pentland Hills

Traditional County: Midlothian

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a later prehistoric fort represented by a single bank and ditch, bounded to the N and NE by Clubbiedean reservoir.

The monument lies in pasture at around 235m OD and is surrounded by higher ground. It has overall dimensions of approximately 100m E-W by 70m and comprises a curving outer ditch and wide stony bank surmounted by a relatively narrow stone wall. There is an entrance in the SE marked by clear breaks in both bank and ditch. The somewhat slighter inner bank has no sign of stonework, suggesting that the visible defences may relate to different periods of construction.

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 irregular with maximum dimensions of 130m NW-SE by 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 contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its defensive earthworks may be expected to contain valuable material relating to rampart construction and the fort interior to contain evidence of internal buildings and domestic activities.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 16 NE 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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