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Penicuik Estate

Inhumation (Period Unassigned), Food Vessel

Site Name Penicuik Estate

Classification Inhumation (Period Unassigned), Food Vessel

Canmore ID 51648

Site Number NT25NW 5

NGR NT 216 593

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Penicuik (Midlothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian


Reference (1983)

NT25NW 5 216 593

An inhumation accompanied by a Food Vessel (RMS L.1953.32) was found when a road was being built on the Penicuik Estate. The Food Vessel is a globular bowl with incised decoration on the upper half of its body.

D L Cowe 1983; RCAHMS 1988

External Reference (10 May 2012)

This food vessel (NMS loan accession no. Q.L.1953.32) is of rather globular form, decorated and about five inches in height. It is said to have been found with a skeleton in digging a road on the Penicuik Estate.

It is accompanied in the NMS collection by another vessel (Q.L.1953.33) that comprises the base and part of the wall and rim of a vase-shaped food vessel, decorated and with an orignal height of four inches. It is assumed this vessel is also from the Penicuik district, although there is no suggestion that they were found at the same place. They were lent to the museum by Sir John Clerk in 1953.

Information from Trevor Cowie, 10 May 2012.


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