Dunbar Golf Course
- HER number: MEL1795
- Site Name: Dunbar Golf Course
- Grid Reference: 370660 677659
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- Monument Type:
- Short Cist (Bronze Age, Late Prehistoric, Prehistoric)
- Summary: Three short cists found in 1921
- Description: NT77NW 4 7066 7766.
(1) 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
(2) "Three short cists were uncovered in a bunker approaching the ninth hole on Dunbar Golf Course in 1921. One contained cremated human remains, one had been disturbed and contained nothing, while the third contained an inhumation burial. All three have been said to date to the Bronze Age."
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- (1) Bibliographic reference: Callander, J G. 1922a. 'An earthenware pot found in a grave at Dunbar, East Lothian, and three short cists discovered on the golf-course there', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 56 1921-2, p.27-33. 27, 32, 33.
- (2) Unpublished document: Moore, H and Wilson, G. 2006. Report on Coastal Zone Assessment Survey: East Lothian and Scottish Borders. site no. 141.