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Dryburn Bridge,enclosure 300m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunbar and East Linton, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9697 / 55°58'11"N

Longitude: -2.4373 / 2°26'14"W

OS Eastings: 372804

OS Northings: 675278

OS Grid: NT728752

Mapcode National: GBR NDBY.453

Mapcode Global: WH8W7.J6MW

Entry Name: Dryburn Bridge,enclosure 300m SE of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1977

Last Amended: 8 June 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4038

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

Description

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

The monument lies on the coastal plain S of Dunbar close to the S bank of the Dry Burn, less than 1km from the shore. The enclosure is almost square, measuring approximately 40m along each side, and appears to have an internal division. The cropmark defining the enclosure shows as a parchmark, suggesting the possible presence of a double palisade or a rampart rather than a ditch. Numerous slighter cropmarks around the enclosure suggest the presence of further structures and deposits in the vicinity.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible features described above and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is divided into two irregular parts separated by a railway. The N part has maximum dimensions of 300m NW- SE by 90m while the S part has maximum dimensions of 250m WNW-ESE by 190m 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 organisation and economy. The importance of the site is greatly enhanced by its association with the wider landscape of prehistoric settlement remains in this part of East Lothian.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is RCAHMS number NT 77 NW 22 and 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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