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Black Loch

Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Black Loch

Classification Settlement (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 57797

Site Number NT67SE 4

NGR NT 66737 73084

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Spott (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT67SE 4 NT 66737 73084

(NT 6667 7312) Fort (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1853)

The site of a fort defaced by cultivation, the site having been indicated by a local shepherd.

Name Book 1853

No trace of this fort can be seen in a field under crops. The site lies on the crest of a ridge running roughly E-W and is a likely site for a fort.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 24 March 1966

Enclosure, Black Loch: visible on aerial photographs taken in 1977.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Scheduled as Black Loch, enclosure.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 1 November 1993.

This enclosure, which is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, is located below the summit of a hill 18m to the E of a modern fence and some 430m to the SSE of Black Loch. An area measuring about 65m from N to S by 50m transversely is enclosed by a broad ditch broken by opposing entrances to the E and W respectively. The site is comparable to other enclosures found in the cropmark record in East Lothian, the majority of which are undoubtedly settlements.

Information fron RCAHMS (ARG) 10 October 1997.

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