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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 788052

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT58NE 5.00 59587 85029

NT58NE 5.01 5961 8501 dovecot

(NT 5959 8503) Tantallon Castle (NR) (Remains of)

(NT 5959 8509) Chapel (NR) (Site of)

(NT 5959 8504) Well (NR)

(NT 5961 8501) Dovecot (NR)

(NT 5960 8493) Tower (NR) (On NT 58 SE)

OS 6" map (1957).

See MoW official guidebook.

J S Richardson 1950.

'Outside the (Tantallon) Castle are extensive earthworks, some of which represent the defences thrown up against the cannon of James V in 1526, while others, still further out, date from the Civil War'.

V G Childe and W D Simpson 1954.

The castle and its outworks are generally as described and illustrated above.

A short length of rubble-built wall on the edge of the cliff is all that remains of the crane-bastion noted by the authority; it is 5.6m. long, 0.6m. thick and was located at NT 5966 8478.

Earthworks revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (EGC) 15 November 1962.

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