- HER number: MEL8318
- Site Name: Langside
- Grid Reference: 335377 668520
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- Monument Type:
- Gravel Pit (19th Century, Post Medieval)
- Summary: Gravel pit, 19th century
- Description: NT36NE 67 3604 6820
(1) NT 335 695-NT 378 667 An archaeological evaluation was undertaken between September and November 1994 of the proposed route of the A68 Dalkeith Northern Bypass, from its proposed junction with the Edinburgh City Bypass to its proposed junction with the existing A68 at Fordel Mains. The evaluation comprised a desk-based assessment, field inspection, selective fieldwalking, and trial trenching. A total area of 9872 sq m, divided between 154 trenches in 23 land parcels, was sampled by trial trenching along the road corridor.
The desk-based assessment discounted the site of the Langside cropmark enclosure (NMRS NT36NE 67) being of archaeological significance; its location corresponds with the site of a disused gravel pit recorded on the OS first and second edition maps.
Sponsor: Roads Directorate of The Scottish Office Industry Department, managed on its behalf by Historic Scotland.
R J Strachan and A R Rees 1995.
(2) The gravel pit is not shown on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Edinburghshire 1854, sheet 7) but is depicted on the 2nd edition of the OS 25-inch map (Edinburghshire 1907, sheet VIII.8) and annotated as 'Old Gravel Pit'.
Information from RCAHMS (KC) 1 September 1995.
Site identified during an archaeological assessment carried out by CFA Archaeology Ltd.
Mhairi Hastie , 2006.
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: Strachan and Rees, R J and A R. 1995. 'A68 Dalkeith Northern Bypass (Newton, Inveresk, Dalkeith, Cranston and Newbattle parishes), archaeological evaluation and excavations', Discovery Excav Scot 1995, p.55-56. 55-56.
- Article in serial: Cameron, K; Cressey, M; Duwell, A; Mitchell, S; Rees, A; Strachan, R and Suddaby, I. 2010. Excavations on the Route of the Dalkeith Northern Bypass, 1994-95 and 2006.