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Melrose, Priorwood Garden

No Class (Event)

Site Name Melrose, Priorwood Garden

Classification No Class (Event)

Alternative Name(s) Priorwood Gardens

Canmore ID 74237

Site Number NT53SW 81

NGR NT 549 340

NGR Description NT 549 340 and NT 548 340

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Melrose
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NT53SW 81 549 340

Exploratory trenching was carried out to assess the depth of overburden and the extent and nature of the underlying archaeological record in the SE corner of the flower garden. Partially exposed at the extreme S end of the site, 1.1m below the present ground surface, was a metalled road, aligned N-S and possibly associated with the nearby Abbey (NT53SW 30). Numerous fragments of medieval roof tiles overlay the road although no associated structure was located.

Sponsor: National Trust for Scotland.

J Lewis 1992.

NT548 340 The extension of visitor facilities towards the Guardianship area of Melrose Abbey (NT53SW 30) necessitated a detailed watching brief. The foundations of the new structure for the most part followed existing walls, but archaeological observations were made where new trenches were dug, and one trench was dug by hand. The ground was found to have been artificially raised, probably in the 19th century, and no archaeologically sensitive deposits were disturbed.

Sponsor: NTS.

R Turner 1994a.


Sbc Note

Visibility: This site has been excavated.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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