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Watching Brief

Date April 2018

Event ID 1049175

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NT 5476 3420 A watching brief was carried out, April 2018,

at Melrose Abbey during the excavation of foundations for a

new polytunnel within the gardens. The foundation trenches

generally contained deposits of garden soils containing

a mixture of modern finds. Two trenches contained a thin

mortar surface and three trenches contained brick structures,

rubble and modern pipes, probably relating to earlier

glasshouses or other garden structures.

Archive: NRHE (intended). Report: Scottish Borders HER

Funder: Historic Environment Scotland

Stuart Mitchell – CFA Archaeology Ltd

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