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Watching Brief

Date April 2018

Event ID 1049175

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


An archaeological watching brief was carried out at Melrose Abbey during the excavation of foundations for a new polytunnel within Abbey House 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, likely relating to earlier glasshouses or other garden structures. No remains relating to the Abbey were recorded.

Information from CFA Archaeology Ltd.

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