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Melrose, St Mary's School

Path (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Melrose, St Mary's School

Classification Path (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 78823

Site Number NT53SW 82

NGR NT 5475 3425

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 82 5475 3425

Geophysical survey and trial trenching was undertaken in advance of a proposed housing development within a walled garden in the grounds of St Mary's School, Melrose and within the precinct wall of Melrose Abbey (NT53SW 30). The results of resistivity survey determined the position of trial trenches. Three further trial trenches were excavated through a tennis court, where geophysical survey was not considered appropriate. Six trenches showed a simple stratigraphic sequence of topsoil, Post-Medieval garden soil and a uniform sequence of subsoils. No archaeological features were found in these. The remaining trench was positioned to examine a linear geophysical anomaly. A linear stone spread was exposed in this trench. Its location corresponds to one of several garden paths which appear on both the first edition Ordnance Survey coverage of 1859 and the 1:2500 coverage of 1964.

Sponsor: Border design Centre, Melrose.

CFA 1992.


Sbc Note

Visibility: This site has been excavated.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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