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Latitude: 55.9547 / 55°57'17"N
Longitude: -2.9534 / 2°57'12"W
OS Eastings: 340563
OS Northings: 673934
OS Grid: NT405739
Mapcode National: GBR 2K.XVV6
Mapcode Global: WH7TV.LLTC
Plus Code: 9C7VX23W+VJ
Entry Name: George Steil's Hospital
Listing Name: St Joseph's School with Gates and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353337
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19076
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry
Traditional County: East Lothian
The monument comprises a neolithic chambered long cairn of the Clyde Group which is situated on the edge of a raised beach terrace to the
E of the Torrylin Water.
Much altered by stone robbing and later dumping of field stones, the remains now cover an area of about 20m in diameter. The chamber (6.7m
by 1.2m, with four compartments) is situated at the NNW end; the
slabs forming the sides of the compartments are splayed outwards, overlapping each other where they are met by the vertical edges of
the transverse slabs. It is unknown whether there was a facade or forecourt. Various nineteenth century excavations emptied the compartments: finds included human bones, part of a bowl and a flint knife; in 1957 a small sherd of pottery was found at the back of the chamber.
The area to be scheduled measures up to 50m from NNW to SSE by 40m transversely, to include the cairn and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.
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