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West Water Reservoir

Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Cinerary Urn, Lithic Implement

Site Name West Water Reservoir

Classification Clearance Cairn(S) (Period Unassigned), Cinerary Urn, Lithic Implement

Canmore ID 78142

Site Number NT15SW 38

NGR NT 11 52

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Linton (Tweeddale)
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Tweeddale
  • Former County Peebles-shire


Excavation (1992)

NT15SW 38 11 52.

While the valley floor is now underwater, West Water Reservoir has cut a section across the prehistoric landscape. Two undated clearance cairns were excavated to the E of NT15SW 37 and a late Neolithic or Food Vessel urn rim sherd was recovered from the water-deposited gravel between the two cairns. A range of lithics, comprising tools, flakes and cores of chert, flint and agate, was recovered from the reservoir foreshore.

Sponsors: Historic Scotland, Borders Regional Council, Lothian Water Board.

F Hunter 1992p.

Sbc Note

Visibility: This was the site of an archaeological monument, which may no longer be visible.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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