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Pillar Knowe

Ring Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Pillar Knowe

Classification Ring Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 50172

Site Number NT15NE 32

NGR NT 1803 5874

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Penicuik (Midlothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT15NE 32 1803 5874

This ring enclosure is situated about 70m NNW of the summit of the Pillar Knowe. Oval on plan, it measures 6.8m by 5.7m within a bank (up to 2m thick by 0.5m high) and an external ditch (up to 3.5m broad by 0.2m deep); on the N and W there are traces of a counterscarp bank.

RCAHMS 1988

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