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Easter Cowden

Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Easter Cowden

Classification Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 53336

Site Number NT36NE 16

NGR NT 36210 67470

NGR Description NT 3612 6747 and NT 3615 6733

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Dalkeith
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT36NE 16 3621 6747 to 3615 6733

(1) NT 3621 6748 Cropmarks immediately to the S of Easter Cowden reveal the S, E and W sides of a subrectangular enclosure measuring 40m by at least 40m over its ditch.

(2) NT 3615 6733 Cropmarks reveal a rectangular enclosure, measuring 35m from NE to SW by 25m transversely within a ditch 2m broad, about 200m SW of Easter Cowden. There is an entrance with expanded ditch terminals in the middle of the NE side.

G S Maxwell 1970; RCAHMS 1988

These two enclosures are situated on flat, cultivated land. There is nothing to be seen on the ground.

Sites surveyed at 1:2500 from CUCAP air photographs BD 48, DJ 70.

Visited by OS 1 March 1971.

What may be ploughed-down field boundaries have been recorded as cropmarks on oblique aerial photography (RCAHMSAP 2000) immediately S of Easter Cowden, lying to the S and E of the enclosure recorded at NT 3621 6748.

Information from RCAHMS (KMM) 9 June 2004


Aerial Photographic Transcription (13 December 1990 - 18 December 1990)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.


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