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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 36 58

NGR Description NT c. 36 58

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

No further information obtained during field investigation.

Visited by OS 11 September 1954 and 17 February 1970.


Note (1988)

Middleton House NT 36 58 NT35NE 5

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.


(Pennant 1790, 453-4; Wilson 1863, 87; Smith 1870; Welfare 1984)


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