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Archaeological Recording At Temple Kirkyard, Temple, Midlothian
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- HER number: MEL5812
- HER number: MEL9944
- HER number: EEL593
- Site Name: Archaeological Recording At Temple Kirkyard, Temple, Midlothian
- Grid Reference: 331505 658730
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- Organisation: CFA Archaeology Ltd
- Description: (1) In July 2009, CFA Archaeology Ltd undertook a programme of archaeological recording following the discovery of two carved stone slabs during the reconstruction of the churchyard wall at Temple. Temple is understood to have formerly been called Balantrodoch, which was the principal seat of the Knights Templar in Scotland. The design of the stones and the association with the Knights Templar suggest a 12th or 13th century date. The programme of works involved drawing and photographing the stones, recording their position, and recording the base and section of a foundation trench excavated for the wall reconstruction. One of the aims was to try to determine if the stone slabs overlay grave-cuts. A dip in the level of the subsoil was recorded within the vicinity of the stones, but overall, the evidence for a grave cut was inconclusive.
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
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- (1) Unpublished document: Kirby, M. 2009. Temple Kirkyard, Temple, Midlothian: Archaeological Works.
- (2) Digital archive: Kirby, M. 2009. Temple Kirkyard, Temple, Midlothian: Archaeological Works.