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Melrose, Priorwood Garden

Spoil Heap (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Melrose, Priorwood Garden

Classification Spoil Heap (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 108281

Site Number NT53SW 98

NGR NT 548 340

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Melrose
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NT53SW 98 548 340

NT 548 340 As part of the redesign of the walled garden, a small 'bump' was investigated in order to record its nature and determine its origin. The feature was found largely to be made up of dumps of topsoil, with an ashy layer near the top. Numerous finds were recovered, mostly dating to the 20th century. The feature is interpreted as being a soil and spoil dump of no special significance. Having been recorded in plan and section, the feature is now to be removed.

Sponsor: National Trust for Scotland.

S Wallace 1996


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