Seafield Moor Road, Lasswade
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- HER number: MEL11737
- Site Name: Seafield Moor Road, Lasswade
- Grid Reference: 325966 664352
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- Summary: Site of early modern horse burial; extensive area of post medieval rig and furrow cultivation and possible boundary ditch
- Description: (1) In August and September 2018, GUARD Archaeology undertook a trial trench evaluation in advance of a housing development at Seafield Road, Bilston. A 8% evaluation of the total development site was undertaken, which revealed an early modern horse burial and a series of post-medieval rig and furrow cultivation in numerous trenches across the development area. The horse burial was identified in Trench 71 as a pit measuring 1.41 m by 0.89 m in plan and 0.27 m deep. The pit contained an almost complete, articulated horse skeleton with several horse shoes still in situ. The pit fill also contained a number of modern ceramic fragments. An extended area of approximately 5 m was opened up around the horse burial to establish if any other associated archaeological remains survived . In this expanded area a large buried stone was uncovered, along with a field drain and a rig and furrow feature. All features were investigated, sampled and recorded with the horse skeleton being fully excavated. Post medieval rig and furrow remains were uncovered and recorded in 24 trenches in the northern part of th site and in 10 trenches in the southern field. The furrows identified were predominantly aligned north east to south west. A ditch/rig and furrow feature aligned north east to south west and containng modern ceramic was also encountered in the northern part of the site. It was broadly U-shaped and measured 0.23 m – 0.27 m deep.
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
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- Spatial Representation Source: Henderson, J. 2018. Bilston, Midlothian, Archaeological Evaluation Shapefiles. p. 7.
- (1) Unpublished document: Henderson, J. 2018. Bilston, Midlothian, Archaeological Evaluation Data Structure Report.