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Middleton Hall

Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Site Name Middleton Hall

Classification Souterrain (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Middleton House Policies

Canmore ID 53256

Site Number NT35NE 5

NGR NT 3678 5820

NGR Description NT c. 3678 5820

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT35NE 5 c. 3678 5820

In the late 18th century a souterrain was found to the N of Middleton House. It was curved, measuring 12m in length, and the entrance was at the NW end. It was filled with 'black mould' containing charcoal, bones and teeth.

T Pennant 1790; D Wilson 1863; J A Smith 1870; RCAHMS 1929; H Welfare 1984; RCAHMS 1988.

No further information obtained during field investigation.

Visited by OS 11 September 1954 and 17 February 1970.


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