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Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Parkburn

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 51696

Site Number NT26NE 27

NGR NT 2994 6740

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Lasswade
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26NE 27 2994 6740

See also NT26NE 28.

In 1965 a cist containing a Food Vessel (RMS, EE 156) was found (at NT 2994 6740) during the excavation of the Parkburn long cist cemetery (NT26NE 28). Aligned N and S, the cist was built of four large sandstone slabs and measured 0.8m by 0.45m and about 0.45m in depth.

The E side-slab was in re-use, for it bore part of a heavily weathered multiple ring-mark (RMS, IA 49). The Food Vessel is bipartite, with four lugs and all-over decoration.

A S Henshall 1967; R W B Morris 1981; D L Cowe 1983; RCAHMS 1988


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