Bleak Law, Saughland
- HER number: MEL8578
- Site Name: Bleak Law, Saughland
- Grid Reference: 342400 661399
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- Description: NT46SW 20 c. 424 614
In the 1820s two cists and seven urns were found in a 'tumulus' known as 'Black-law Knoll' on the farm of Saughland. One of the cists contained an inhumation, and the urns held cremations. Two of the urns survive; the larger (RMS,EA 54) is a collared urn of Longworth's secondary series; the other (RMS,EA 53) is a cordoned urn decorated with vertical incised lines around the upper part of the body. (Bleak Law: name at NT 424 614).
Archaeol Scot 1831; Name Book 1853; J Abercromby 1912; I H Longworth 1984; RCAHMS 1988
NMRS REPORT DATE: 17/02/2000
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: Abercromby, J. 1912. A study of the Bronze Age pottery of Great Britain and Ireland and its associated grave-goods. 117, nos 181, 181a.
- 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. 11, No.2.
- Bibliographic reference: Name Book (County). Original Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No.40, 11.
- Bibliographic reference: Archaeol Scot. 1831b. 'List of donations presented to the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland, 1784-1830', Archaeol Scot Vol. 3 1831, p.31-148. 193, Appx 3.
- Bibliographic reference: Longworth, I H. 1984. Collared urns of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. 305, no.1909.