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Mumrills

Shell Midden (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mumrills

Classification Shell Midden (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 47883

Site Number NS97NW 22

NGR NS 921 798

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating

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  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Falkirk
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS97NW 22 921 798 to 923 796.

An extensive shell midden.

D Sloan 1985; MS List, 13 March 1985

The northern 10m of this midden were removed during the construction of the Laurieston Bypass. It lay between 11m and 15m OD and was found to be 43m long E-W, by 35m broad N-S. The southern margin still lies buried under 1.2m of hillwash and topsoil. The maximum depth of oyster shells was 0.65m, although it seldom exceeded 0.4m. On the NW corner was a zone of burnt stones, 3.5m in diameter. There were ephemeral indications of a structure surrounding this area.

Sponsor: Falkirk Local History Society

G B Bailey 1992.

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