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Village (Medieval)

Site Name Eldbotle

Classification Village (Medieval)

Canmore ID 56638

Site Number NT58NW 11

NGR NT 5010 8560

NGR Description NT c. 5010 8560

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Dirleton
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT58NW 11 c. 5010 8560.

(Name: NT 4986 8492) Eldbotle (NAT)

OS 6" map (1854)

Eldbotle: This name applies to a small hill feature situated at the S end of Eldbotle Wood. It is said to be the site of some old dwelling or dwellings.

Name Book 1853

Eldbotle is named 'Oldbotle' (cf Newbotle = Newbattle) in Blaeu's Atlas.

G Chalmers 1810

The village of Eldbotle lay in the area centred NT 5010 8560. There are no extant remains, but medieval pottery has been found there (J Richardson, 7 Tantallon Terr, N Berwick).

Visited by OS (RDL) 22 November 1962

The site of the village is likely to lie some 650m to the SSW (see NT48NE 4).

Information from RCAHMS (DCC) 23 February 2007


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