Roslin Institute, Lasswade
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- HER number: MEL11598
- Site Name: Roslin Institute, Lasswade
- Grid Reference: 327176 663860
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- Summary: Medieval ditch
- Description: (1-2) In August 2015, GUARD undertook an archaeological trial trench evaluation in land at the former Roslin Institute, prior to its redevelopment. A linear feature was identified from which a number of sherds of medieval pottery were recovered. Subsequent excavation of larger area centred on the linear feature suggested it was likely the truncated base of a ditch. The ditch was found to split into two narrow termini at its northern end. A linear field drain, and three small pits, which are likely to be the result of animal burrowing, were excavated nearby. The feature extended from the termini southwards over a distance of 10.42 m where it was truncated by the insertion of service trench for a gas pipe. The trench was excavated as close to the gas pipe as it was safe to do so. The feature measured up to 1 m wide and up to 0.15 m deep, seven sherds of medieval pottery were recovered from the fill during excavation along with charcoal and two small fragments of burnt animal bone. A sherd of modern white earthenware was also recovered from the fill.
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- Spatial Representation Source: Hunter Blair, A. 2015. The Roslin Institute: Excavation.
- Spatial Representation Source: Hunter Blair, A. 2015. The Roslin Institute: Excavation shapefiles.
- (1) Unpublished document: Hunter Blair, A. 2015. The Roslin Institute: Data Structure Report. p.6.
- (2) Unpublished document: Hunter Blair, A. 2015. The Roslin Institute: Archaeological Evaluation Data Structure Report.