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Dunbar Golf Course

Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dunbar Golf Course

Classification Cist(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 58826

Site Number NT77NW 4

NGR NT 7066 7766

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT77NW 4 7066 7766.

Three short cists were found in February, 1921 on Dunbar Golf Course. Two lay in the bottom of the bunker approaching the ninth hole and the third was two feet outside the south-western rim of the bunker.

Of the three, the south-western one, outside the bunker rim, had no capstone and contained only a handful of comminuted incinerated bones. The centre one about 4ft; to the NE had been partially destroyed at some earlier date and no relics were found. The last another 8 feet to the NE of the latter, contained the much decayed remains of an unburnt human skeleton. Probably all three are Bronze Age.

J G Callander 1922

The bunker approaching the ninth hole of Dunbar Golf Course is situated at NT 7066 7766 some 31.0m from the ninth hole. Enquiries at the club house revealed that this approach bunker has been in existence for at least 30 years, but nothing is known of cist finds. There is nothing to be seen at the site.

Visited by OS (EGC) 5 November 1962

NT 6978 7705 to NT 7095 7729 An evaluation and watching brief were undertaken in April and May 2002 in advance of the construction of a new road to the W and N of the Lafargecement North-West Quarry near Dunbar.

Trial trenching of the area of the demolished 19th-century Strand House and sheepfolds failed to unearth significant archaeological features or finds.

Elsewhere along the proposed road line, which crossed an area in which several long and short cists have been discovered in the past, a watching brief similarly failed to locate significant features or artefacts. (AOC 3493)

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: Lafargecement.

L Dunbar, J Gooder and R Inglis (AOC) 2002


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