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Musselburgh, Mill Hill

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Site Name Musselburgh, Mill Hill

Classification No Class (Event)

Canmore ID 124599

Site Number NT37SW 230

NGR NT 3455 7279

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Inveresk (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT37SW 230 3455 7279

NT 3455 7279 Machine excavation of two geological test pits, within two derelict plots located between Millhill and the High Street, was supervised by AOC (Scotland) Ltd. Trench 1, located to the N of the development area, contained modern overburden overlying a charcoal-rich soil, which in turn overlay raised beach sands. A similar profile was revealed in Trench 2, to the S. The charcoal-rich soil was interpreted as possible ploughsoil, 0.64m deep in Trench 1 and 1.34m deep in Trench 2. No date for the formation or burial of this soil was determined.

Sponsor: Braid Homes Ltd.

AOC (Scotland) Ltd 1996

Activities

Soil Sampling (1996)

NT 3455 7279 Machine excavation of two geological test pits, within two derelict plots located between Millhill and the High Street, was supervised by AOC (Scotland) Ltd. Trench 1, located to the N of the development area, contained modern overburden overlying a charcoal-rich soil, which in turn overlay raised beach sands. A similar profile was revealed in Trench 2, to the S. The charcoal-rich soil was interpreted as possible ploughsoil, 0.64m deep in Trench 1 and 1.34m deep in Trench 2. No date for the formation or burial of this soil was determined.

Sponsor: Braid Homes Ltd.

AOC (Scotland) Ltd 1996

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