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Packman's Grave

Burial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Packman's Grave

Classification Burial (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 57532

Site Number NT66SW 1

NGR NT 6417 6439

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Whittingehame
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT66SW 1 6417 6439.

(Area: NT 6408 6452). Setting of Small Stones, 'The Packman's Grave' - on the muir in the fork of the roads from Priestlaw to Garvald and Gifford, at an elevation of 900 feet above sea-level, are five stones, two pointed and set on end, each 1 foot 7 inches high, and three flat, which enclose a kite-shaped area 9 feet 3 inches in length by 4 feet 6 inches in breadth. This place is known as 'The Packmans's Grave'; a packman who is said to have been murdered by an innkeeper at Danskine and traditionally said to have been buried here.

RCAHMS 1924, visited 1913

'The Packman's Grave', as described by the RCAHMS, was located at NT 6417 6439.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 13 April 1966.

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