Saint Baldred’s Cave (Auldhame; Seacliff Cave), Whitekirk and Tyninghame, East Lothian

NGR: NT 6045 8448


Canmore: 57870

SCD: 3068

Excavation: G. Sligo, 1831; 1905.

Curation: National Museum of Scotland.

Burials: MNI: 2 (juveniles).

Finds: ?Iron Age pottery, worked bone, animal bones.

Date: ?Iron Age (4)

14C: -


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Jeffries, A.L. (2012) Seacliff Cave, Auldhame, East Lothian. Grampian Speleological Group Bulletin 4th ser. 5(3): 19-22.

Layard, A.F. (1933) Evidence of human sacrifice in Seacliff Cave, Scotland. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia 7: 399-401.

Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (1924) Eighth Report with Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in the County of East Lothian. RCAHMS, Edinburgh.

Sligo, G. (1857) Notes on an ancient cave, and etc., discovered at Aldham, now called Seacliff, in East Lothian, in 1831. Archaeologia Scot. 4: 353-361.

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