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Road (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Melrose

Classification Road (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Melrose Abbey

Canmore ID 90552

Site Number NT53SW 89

NGR NT 547 342

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 89 547 342.

Two trial trenches were opened to the W of Melrose Abbey, trench 1 in the garden of Abbey House and trench 2 in the adjacent car park.

Trench 1: Below turf and topsoil were several areas of metalling, comprising sub-angular and rounded pebbles; these are thought to represent a road or courtyard, the patches of different metalling being repairs.

Trench 2: Below tarmac and c. 1m of levelling material, comprising mostly large rubble, were further areas of cobbling, including several small iron blooms and slag.

The levels of these various areas of metalling were almost identical and, although the evidence is not conclusive, they are thought to represent the same courtyard or road surface. None of these surfaces were excavated.

A Radley 1991.


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