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Settlement (Iron Age)

Site Name Eweford

Classification Settlement (Iron Age)

Alternative Name(s) Eweford Cottages

Canmore ID 57594

Site Number NT67NE 123

NGR NT 66862 77367

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating


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Administrative Areas

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


Aerial Photographic Transcription (26 October 1993 - 28 October 1993)

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

Watching Brief (October 2002 - November 2002)

NT67NE 123 NT 66862 77367

See also NT67NE 124.

Scheduled (with NT67NE 124) as Eweford Cottages, enclosure and ring ditches.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 16 November 1993.

NT 668 773 A watching brief in October and November 2002 confirmed the presence of an extensive ditched enclosure on the E side of the C road between Eweford and Bowerhouse, first identified in 1978 through aerial photographs. The excavation was limited to the area of a road which was being removed so the land could be returned to agriculture. The excavation confirmed the presence of an enclosed settlement with an entrance to the WSW. Recovered artefacts suggest the enclosure to be prehistoric, probably Iron Age. It was apparent that post-enclosure settlement had also occurred on the same site, but the later use of the area for agriculture and then as a trackway and road made further detailed interpretation difficult.

Report lodged with East Lothian SMR and the NMRS.

Sponsor: Scottish Executive Development Department: Trunk Roads Design and Construction Division with HS

L H Innes 2003


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