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Fala Knowe

Building (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Quarry(S) (Period Unassigned), Track (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Fala Knowe

Classification Building (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Quarry(S) (Period Unassigned), Track (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 275444

Site Number NT26NW 447

NGR NT 22768 65668

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Glencorse
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26NW 447 NT 22768 65668

A number of disused quarries, all probably opened to provide stone to construct field walls, are visible on the NE flank of Fala Knowe and in the saddle between it and Woodhouselee Hill. With the exception of the quarry (CDTA05 222) in the saddle, which comprises three separate pits, none is shown on either the 1st or 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Edinburghshire 1854, sheet 12; 1895, sheet VII.SW).

What may be a building, reduced to little more than a poorly-defined platform cut into the NE-facing slope, is situated near the foot of the NE flank of Fala Knowe, close to the head of the burn gully.

(CDTA05 4, 5, 73, 111, 114, 132, 222)

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 20 June 2005.

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