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Woodhouselee Hill

Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Site Name Woodhouselee Hill

Classification Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Canmore ID 277730

Site Number NT26NW 477

NGR NT 2360 6513

NGR Description NT 2360 6513 (centre)

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 477 2360 6513 (centre)

Extensive remains of rig-and-furrow cultivation are visible on the E flank of Woodhouselee Hill, above the shelter-belts that mark the upper limit of the improved fields. On the face of the hill the rigs measure about 8m in breadth between broad furrows and drop straight down the slope into what is now cultivated ground. Several rigs, measuring about 7m in breadth, are visible in one of the shelter-belts (NT 2381 6502), and the rigs at the foot of the NE flank of the hill cut into the slope to form several short terraces (NT 2365 6534).

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 19 July 2005.


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