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Musselburgh, Mucklets Road, A1 Craighall Link

Inhumation (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Musselburgh, Mucklets Road, A1 Craighall Link

Classification Inhumation (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 281623

Site Number NT37SW 1165

NGR NT 330 715

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 1165 NT 330 715 (centre)

Work was undertaken on the site of a campus for the new Queen Margaret University College. In May and June 2005, during the formation of a new link road from the A1, two sealed mineshafts associated with Mucklets Road Coal Pit (NT37SW 241) were exposed. The structures were recorded prior to their stabilisation with concrete.

In August 2005, following the unmonitored removal of topsoil along the wayleave for a new sewer to the S of the mineshafts, a visit to the site by a member of the public resulted in the discovery of human remains, which were reported to the police. A site visit located the source of the bones, and subsequent excavation recorded the remains of the grave. The feature was aligned close to N-S and the grave fill contained residual medieval and post-medieval

artefacts, as well as a button which may have been associated with the burial.

Reports lodged with East Lothian SMR and NMRS.

Sponsor: East Lothian Council.

I Suddaby 2005

Activities

Watching Brief (May 2005 - June 2005)

Work was undertaken on the site of a campus for the new Queen Margaret University College. In May and June 2005, during the formation of a new link road from the A1, two sealed mineshafts associated with Mucklets Road Coal Pit (NT37SW 241) were exposed. The structures were recorded prior to their stabilisation with concrete.

In August 2005, following the unmonitored removal of topsoil along the wayleave for a new sewer to the S of the mineshafts, a visit to the site by a member of the public resulted in the discovery of human remains, which were reported to the police. A site visit located the source of the bones, and subsequent excavation recorded the remains of the grave. The feature was aligned close to N-S and the grave fill contained residual medieval and post-medieval

artefacts, as well as a button which may have been associated with the burial.

Reports lodged with East Lothian SMR and NMRS.

Sponsor: East Lothian Council.

I Suddaby 2005

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