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George Steil's Hospital

A Category B Listed Building in Tranent, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9547 / 55°57'17"N

Longitude: -2.9534 / 2°57'12"W

OS Eastings: 340563

OS Northings: 673934

OS Grid: NT405739

Mapcode National: GBR 2K.XVV6

Mapcode Global: WH7TV.LLTC

Plus Code: 9C7VX23W+VJ

Entry Name: George Steil's Hospital

Listing Name: St Joseph's School with Gates and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353337

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19076

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tranent

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Parish: Kilmory

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

The monument comprises a neolithic chambered long cairn of the Clyde Group which is situated on the edge of a raised beach terrace to the

E of the Torrylin Water.

Much altered by stone robbing and later dumping of field stones, the remains now cover an area of about 20m in diameter. The chamber (6.7m

by 1.2m, with four compartments) is situated at the NNW end; the

slabs forming the sides of the compartments are splayed outwards, overlapping each other where they are met by the vertical edges of

the transverse slabs. It is unknown whether there was a facade or forecourt. Various nineteenth century excavations emptied the compartments: finds included human bones, part of a bowl and a flint knife; in 1957 a small sherd of pottery was found at the back of the chamber.

The area to be scheduled measures up to 50m from NNW to SSE by 40m transversely, to include the cairn and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.

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