Hedderwick Hill Race Course
- HER number: MEL9819
- Site Name: Hedderwick Hill Race Course
- Grid Reference: 364569 678647
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- Summary: Remains of race course
- Description: NT67NW 149 centred 64569 78734
The remains of a horse racing course have been identified from RAF WW II vertical air photographs (106G LA/ 95, frmaes 5001-5003, flown 7 January 1945), immediately S of Hedderwick Hill Plantation and adjacent to East Links farmstead, now Hedderwick Hill cottages.
The racecourse, visible as slight remains, is an elongated oval track of nearly 1Km in length running E-W.
The racecourse and grand stand are depicted on the Revision Edition of the OS 25-inch map (Haddingtonshire, 1907, sheet 7), and annnotated 'Hedderwick Hill Race Course' with a roofed garnd stand shown at c.NT 64650 78648.
Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2008
The racecourse can be partially seen on 1916 photographs held by the National Museum of Flight. During WWI it was used as a military camp and used to exercise cavalry horses.
Information from Allan Kilpatrick, RCAHMS 27 September 2014
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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