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Trial Trench

Date 11 February 1991 - 22 February 1991

Event ID 1014070

Category Recording

Type Trial Trench


Two evaluation trenches were excavated by Scotia Archaeology in February 1991 to test results from an impulse radar survey conducted the year before (see separate entry). One trench was opened within the garden south of Abbey House, and one in the northern half of the Melrose Abbey Car Park. The results from both trenches confirmed the remains of signficant archaeology suggestive of metalled surfaces, possibly that of a road or courtyard extending to the south and west of the Abbey church. The remains of pre-industrial metalworking were also encountered.

Information provided by SBC HER (CB) 15/9/16 from a report held in the SBC HER

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