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North Berwick, Law Road

Long Cist (Early Medieval), Short Cist (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name North Berwick, Law Road

Classification Long Cist (Early Medieval), Short Cist (Neol/bronze Age)

Canmore ID 281641

Site Number NT58NE 190

NGR NT 553 852

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish North Berwick
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT58NE 190 NT 553 852

In March 2005 an evaluation was undertaken in advance of housing development. Three trenches were opened, one

of which exposed a slab-lined long cist containing human bone. Unauthorised soil stripping destroyed both this feature and any other unknown adjacent graves. A quantity of human bone was subsequently retrieved from this excavated soil. Further recording and excavation work at Law Road uncovered a stratigraphically lower, square short cist, within which were the bones of more than one individual, an iron knife and an iron penannular brooch.

Report lodged with East Lothian SMR and NMRS.

Sponsor: Douglas Keir Architects.

I Suddaby 2005

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