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Capelaw Hill

Unenclosed Platform Settlement (Prehistoric)

Site Name Capelaw Hill

Classification Unenclosed Platform Settlement (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 51774

Site Number NT26NW 30

NGR NT 21411 65136

NGR Description NT 212 652 to NT 215 653

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26NW 30 212 652 to 215 653

For (possibly associated) cultivation terraces (centred NT 21453 65119), see NT26NW 476.

NT 213 651. There is an unenclosed platform settlement on the SW slopes of Capelaw Hill (R B K Stevenson, NMAS).

RCAHMS 1978.

This unenclosed platform settlement is situated on the S flank of Capelaw Hill, above a natural terrace to the W of Kirk Burn. It comprises at least ten platforms (CDTA05 32-34, 37, 38, 40-43, 193) disposed in two strings, one above the other about 40m apart. Two further possible platforms (CDTA05 251 & 252), which are situated in the upper string between CDTA05 37 and 193, are marked only by low front scarps. The platforms measure between 6m and 11m in diameter, and have been levelled into the slope to a depth of up to 4m; with the exception of the two possible platforms, all have well-formed back and front scarps.

(CDTA05 32-34, 37-8, 40-43, 193, 251-52)

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH), 25 May 2005.

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