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Samoya, enclosure 100m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunbar and East Linton, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9965 / 55°59'47"N

Longitude: -2.5017 / 2°30'6"W

OS Eastings: 368801

OS Northings: 678286

OS Grid: NT688782

Mapcode National: GBR ND5V.YDJ

Mapcode Global: WH8W0.JJXV

Entry Name: Samoya, enclosure 100m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 13 June 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8753

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Dunbar

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Traditional County: East Lothian

Description

The monument comprises an enclosure dating to the prehistoric period, visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies partly within an area of arable land, and partly within the extent of a golf course, at a height of around 20m OD. It is circular on plan, measuring approximately 48m in internal diameter, within a single broad ditch that is approximately 4m in width. It represents the remains of a defended settlement, probably dating to the Bronze Age.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the visible extent of the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is semi-circular on plan, measuring a maximum extent of 85m from NW to SE by 50m transversely, as marked in red upon 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 settlement and economy in the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT 67 NE 127.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1981) EL/5229.

RCAHMS (1981) EL/5230.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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