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Edinburgh, Blackford Hill

Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Site Name Edinburgh, Blackford Hill

Classification Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Hermitage Glen, Hermitage Braid

Canmore ID 293232

Site Number NT27SE 5977

NGR NT 25220 70498

NGR Description Centred NT 25220 70498

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 5977 centred 25220 70498

An area of rig and furrow cultivation has been identified from oblique aerial photographs (RCAHMS 2008) on ground bounded by Hermitage and Midmar Drives, the Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill. The rig cultivation mainly trends in a NW to SE direction with a small area to the N running ENE to WSW.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), March 2008.


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