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North Berwick, Forth Street Lane

Kiln (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Pottery (Medieval)

Site Name North Berwick, Forth Street Lane

Classification Kiln (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Pottery (Medieval)

Canmore ID 79781

Site Number NT58NE 52

NGR NT 553 853

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish North Berwick
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT58NE 52 553 853

Scottish Urban Archaeology Trust excavated two areas of the site in advance of deep foundation trenching. The archaeology consisted of wind-blown sand interspersed with occupation and midden deposits.

Cut into these deposits was a circular stone kiln and flue, standing to a height of 2.37m and with a maximum diameter of 3m. The kiln contained late medieval pottery and was probably constructed for drying either malt or grain.

Sponsor: Scottish Homes

T Cromwell 1993.

Trial trenching was carried out by D Hall and D Shepherd of SUAT in February 1993 in advance of sheltered housing development. Three trenches were opened by machine. A stone wall was located c0.75m below ground level in trench A, running N-S. Deposits associated with the wall contained medieval pottery. A 19th century cellar was located 1.20m below ground level in trench B. White gritty ware was found in both trench B and C.

NMRS MS/957/65

Site of excavation by SUAT in 1993.

Site recorded by GUARD during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife' 1996.

Activities

Excavation (February 1993)

Scottish Urban Archaeology Trust excavated two areas of the site in advance of deep foundation trenching. The archaeology consisted of wind-blown sand interspersed with occupation and midden deposits.

Cut into these deposits was a circular stone kiln and flue, standing to a height of 2.37m and with a maximum diameter of 3m. The kiln contained late medieval pottery and was probably constructed for drying either malt or grain.

Sponsor: Scottish Homes

T Cromwell 1993.

Trial trenching was carried out by D Hall and D Shepherd of SUAT in February 1993 in advance of sheltered housing development. Three trenches were opened by machine. A stone wall was located c0.75m below ground level in trench A, running N-S. Deposits associated with the wall contained medieval pottery. A 19th century cellar was located 1.20m below ground level in trench B. White gritty ware was found in both trench B and C.

NMRS MS/957/65

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