- HER number: MEL8075
- Site Name: Parkburn
- Grid Reference: 329940 667399
- Civil Parish:
- Monument Type:
- Summary: Cist burial
- Description: NT26NE 27 2994 6740
See also NT26NE 28.
In 1965 a cist containing a Food Vessel (RMS, EE 156) was found (at NT 2994 6740) during the excavation of the Parkburn long cist cemetery (NT26NE 28). Aligned N and S, the cist was built of four large sandstone slabs and measured 0.8m by 0.45m and about 0.45m in depth.
The E side-slab was in re-use, for it bore part of a heavily weathered multiple ring-mark (RMS, IA 49). The Food Vessel is bipartite, with four lugs and all-over decoration.
A S Henshall 1967; R W B Morris 1981; D L Cowe 1983; RCAHMS 1988
NMRS REPORT DATE: 22/03/2000
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: RCAHMS. 1988. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Midlothian (prehistoric to early historic), Midlothian District, Lothian Region. 14, No.26.
- Bibliographic reference: Morris, R W B. 1981. The prehistoric rock art of southern Scotland (except Argyll and Galloway), Brit Archaeol Rep (BAR British) Vol. 86. 154, LTN 12.
- Bibliographic reference: Henshall, A S. 1967e. 'The second report of cist burials at Parkburn sand-pit, Lasswade, Midlothian', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 98 1964-6, p.204-14. 208-12.
- Bibliographic reference: Cowe, D L. 1983. Food Vessels of South East Scotland. 70, no.45.