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White Knowe,cairn,Archerfield

A Scheduled Monument in North Berwick Coastal, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0623 / 56°3'44"N

Longitude: -2.794 / 2°47'38"W

OS Eastings: 350659

OS Northings: 685774

OS Grid: NT506857

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.Q280

Mapcode Global: WH7TC.1WTG

Entry Name: White Knowe,cairn,Archerfield

Scheduled Date: 8 November 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5796

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: ring cairn

Location: Dirleton

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: North Berwick Coastal

Traditional County: East Lothian

Description

The monument is a round burial cairn of the Bronze Age. The cairn measures 18m in diameter by 1.5m in height. It is situated in an area rich in chance finds of the prehistoric period, but is a rare class of monument in this area.

The scheduled area measures 50m in diameter, to include the burial cairn and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction or use may survive, and is marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential contribution to our understanding of prehistoric burial practices and the information which could be provided on the material culture of the builders of the cairn. Beneath the cairn an area of undisturbed prehistoric ground surface may remain, which would provide evidence of land use prior to the building of the cairn. The cairn is of particular importance because although it is in an area rich in prehistoric sites, it is an uncommon class of monument in this area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NT58NW 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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