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Archive from archaeological excavations at Edinburgh Castle

551 112/3/3

Description Archive from archaeological excavations at Edinburgh Castle

Date 1987 to 1991

Collection Historic Scotland

Catalogue Number 551 112/3/3

Category All Other

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1322777

Collection Hierarchy - Sub-Group Level

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/58 CS Excavation slides 30 slides of the 1989 excavations: 1-4: Area X: Shots of the entrance to the trial trench at night. 5-8: Area X: Views of the S wall of the Storekeepers House (1066) and the construction cut (1344). 9-10: Area X: Medieval midden surface after removing 17th and 18th century rubble. 11-12: Area X: Grey clay (1352) from the medieval midden. 13-14: Area X: Linear stone feature (1354) - possibly a drain? 15-22: Area X: Detail and general shots of the hearth (1361) in the NW corner of the trench. 23-24: Area X: Record shot of 1359 and 1360 before shoring. 25: Area X: Archaeologists at work. 26-27: Area X: View of the edge between 1356 (labelled as 1353) and 1359. Note the coal spread to the SW. 28: Area L: Detailed view of wall 816. 29-30: Area X: Detailed shots of the stones (1380) in cut 1376. 2/11/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/66 CS Excavation slides 35 slides of the 1990 excavations: 1: Area X/H: Linear stone feature 1441. Part of 1442 in the foreground is removed to reveal 1360. At the rear, 1353 and the emptied ditch 585 are visible. 2-3: Area X/H: Packed clay surface (1360) with hearths 1443 and 1444 showing. 4-7:Area X/H: Small find number 420 - bronze fibula brooch in situ. 8-11: Area X/H: Views of the fills in the Storekeepers House cellar, demonstrating the relationship with the bedrock. 12-13: Area X/H: Working shot, including flagstones 1382. 14-19: Area X/H: Views of flagstones and cobbles (1388) at various stages of excavation. 20-22: Area X/H: Detail of stones above flagstones. 23-24: Area X/H: Detail of the flagstones 1446. 25-26: Area X/H: Overview of flagstones and cobbles (1388). 27-30: Area X/H: Detail of 1447 (possible pit), including a flagstone with a square missing from its corner. 31-33: Area X/H: General shots of the trench, including Alan taking levels. 34-35: Area X/H: Views of cobbles 1394 and drain 1448. 13/1/1990 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/59 CS Excavation slides 20 slides of the 1989 excavations: 1-2: Area X: Detail of the stone box drain (1371). 3-5: Area X: Archaeologists at work. 6-18: Area A/B: Various shots of the exterior and interior of David's Tower. 19-20: Area X: Detail of stones in cut 1376. 20/11/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/62 CS Excavation slides 31 slides of the 1989 excavations: 1: 'Clapperboard' 2-4: Area X/H: Soil hearth (1403) in the NW corner of area. 5-6: Area X/H: Burnt patch (1405) in the S of the area. 7-8: Area X/H: Overviews of the area under excavation. 9-11: Area X/H: Archaeologists at work. 12-17: Area X/H: Rear of the Storekeepers House during building work (tunnel construction). 18-21: Area X/H: Views of excavated area. Note the pink clay above the flagstones. 22-24: Area X/H: General shots of excavated area (1382) - postholes excavated? 25-26: Area X/H: Soil hearth / patch of burning (1417) within 1360. 27-28: Area X/H: Detail of the stone setting (1418) of a posthole within 1360. 29: Area X/H: Detail of articulated bone (1382). 30: Area X/H: Detail of semi articulated bovine spine (1387) within a broad clayey layer. 31: Area X/H: View of 1387 with the stone features emerging from a pinkish brown layer. 15/12/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/71 CS Excavation slides 36 slides from the 1991 watching brief: 1: Area H/X: Location of the 'corner' within the basement. 2-5: Area H/X: Detail of the corner of wall 1066 and the N-S wall (1500) from the back. 6-7: Area H/X: Detail of wall 1066 and the N-S wall, showing surviving plaster. 8-13: Area H/X: Detail and general shots of the N-S wall (1500) during excavation. 14-22: Area H/X: General view of wall 1066, the N-S wall, the tunnel and the bedrock. 23-25: Area H/X: Detail of the robbed core and face of wall 1066. 26-31: Area H/X: Detail of robbed wall 1066 from above. 32-33: Area H/X: Detail of the coal layer beneath the floor level of the Storekeepers House. 34: Area H/X: Detail showing the coal layer and the partially exposed midden 1064. 35-36: Area H/X: General view of the midden and the coal layer within the basement. 7/1991 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/67 CS Excavation and finds slides 24 slides of the 1990 excavations. 1: 'Clapperboard'. 2-9: Area X: General shots of the trench (1394, 1448) as excavation progresses. 10-11: Area X: View of E facing section. 12-13: Area X: Taking soil sample 143 - note the Cubina tins in the section. 14-16: Area X: Drain 1446 after excavation and 1468 half sections. 17-21: Area X: Construction work with heavy plant in the cellar of the Storekeepers House. 22-24: Area X/H: Plan of Area X/H. 16/1/1990 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/63 CS Excavation slides 35 slides taken during the 1989 and 1990 excavations: 1: Area X/H: Stone features (1387) emerging from the pinkish brown layer. 2-3: Area X/H: 'Clapperboard'. 4-6: Area X/H: Stone features (1387) emerging from the pinkish brown layer. 9-14: Area X/H: General shots of the excavated flagstones and cobbles (1388). 15-16: Area X/H: Detail of a rippled flagstone within 1388. 17-18: Area X/H: Detail of kerb (1420) and flagstones (1388). 19-22: Area X/H: The W and E facing sections, including the ditch cut (E facing section) and the flagstones (1388). 23: Area X/H: Working shot of the excavation and tunnel, looking SW. 24-25: Area X/H: Detail of the larger flagstones within 1388. 26-27: Area X/H: Detail of close set cobbles (591). 28-29: Area X/H: Detail of intermediate sized cobbles (1419). 30-31: Area X/H: Detail of burnt patch 1422 between 1419 and 1388. 32-33: Area X/H: Detail of 'post hole' 1423 fully excavated. 34-35: Area X/H: Detail of the kerb (1420) after the flagstones (1388) to the S had been removed to reveal 592. 30/12/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/72 CS Excavation slides 24 slides from the 1991 watching brief: 1-2: Area H/X: Detail of the midden (1064) after the removal of the coal layer. 3-4: Area H/X: General view of the location of the midden within the basement. 5-7: Area H/X: Detail of the cobbles 1391 after the removal of the midden. 8-10: Area H/X: View of the section, after the removal of the cobbles. 11-12: Area H/X: General view of the section. 13-15: Area H/X: E-W section after the removal of 1066. Show deposits from the floor of the cartshed to the bedrock. 16-18: Area H/X: E-W section and overview of area, taken from the NW. 19-24: Area H/X: General working shots outside. 7/1991 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/56 CS Excavation slides 33 slides of the 1989 excavations: 1-10, 29: Area T: General views from Mills Mount including the wall leading to Well Tower. 11-14: Area T: Wall relationships in detail, especially between the angled 1310 wall and the Charles II wall. 16-17: Area T: General views. Note the fireworks set ready for the Glenfiddich display. 18-19: Area T: Charles II / Magazine wall running to the SW, cut by a machine dug pit. 20-21: Area T: Charles II wall within a machine dug service pit. 22-23: Area T: Investigation of S face of the E wall of the Magazine. 24-26: Area T: Deep services pit containing context 1323 (which produced flint and a horse trough). 30: Area T: NNE barrier exposed by pipe trench. 31-33: Area T: A drain in the rockery outside Foogs Gate. 34-35: Area T: View of the lintel for the tunnel exit. Note the banded rubble above the dumped soil. 17/8/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/54 CS Excavation slides 31 slides of the 1989 excavations: 1-3: Area T: S trial excavation hole under the Blacksmith's Shop showing a patchy mortar surface over bedrock. 4-13: Area T: Detail and general views of 19th and 17th century walls, base of steps and outhouse. Detail of ventilator under steps 1302 and its junction with main N-S wall 1303. 14-24: Area T: Detail and general views of E arm of extended area, with details of walls 1311 and 1312 abutting wall 1310. Wall 1312 narrows on the line of wall 1309 (wall 1309 dates from Charles II). 25-31: Area T: 17th century storekeepers house at the base of the N wall. Note the clay deposit on top of the bedrock on the N side is cut by 1315. 19/7/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/60 CS Excavation slides 36 slides of the 1989 excavations: 2-3: Area X: Record shot of the flagstones (1388) and the trench. 4-8: Area X: General view of 1391, including the flagstones (1388) and the hearth (1389). 9-10: Area X: Vertical shot of the flags (1389) under the top layer. 11-12: Area X: Archaeologists at work. 14-15: Area X: Detail of flagstones 1388. 16-17: Area X: Detail of a triangular cut mark on the edge of the flagstones. 18-19: Area X: Severe flash failure. 20-21: Area X: Vertical of triangular cut mark on the edge of the flagstones. 22-23: Area X: Vertical of cobbles (1394) under flagstones (1388). 25-26: Area X: View of disturbed yellow boulder clay (1395), including the excavated post holes 1396 and 1398. 27-36: General views in and around site, including shots of the Excavation Team at the One o'clock Gun. 23/11/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/64 CS Excavation slides 11 slides taken of the 1990 excavations: 1-7: Area X/H: General shots of pits 1430 and 1432, and ditch 1426. 8-11: Area X/H: Detail of pit 1430 containing pot 1432. 7/1/1990 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/65 CS Excavation slides 14 slides of the 1990 excavations: 1-3: Area X/H: View of early prehistoric features 1430 and 1432. 4-5: Area X/H: Working shots in the evening gloom. 6-7: Area X/H: Detail of pit 1430. 8-10: Area X/H: Detail of pot 1432, pit 1430 and ditch. 11-13: Area X/H: Detail of pot 1432 during excavation. 14: Area X/H: Working shot of the pot 1432 during lifting. 7/1/1990 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/69 CS Excavation and finds slides 37 slides from the 1990 excavations: 1-4: Area Z: General views of the dump levels at Sally Port. 5-6: Area Z: Wall including detail of the dump levels. 7-8: Area Z: W facing section including detail of the dump levels. 9-10: Area Z: Detail of a stone (marked by eaves' drip?) 11-12: Area Z: Detail of the E corner wall. 13-14: Area Z: View of scaffolding and the tub dumper. 15-16: Area Z: View of Area Z from the W defences. 17-19: Area X: View of the W portal of the tunnel. 20-21: Area H: View of the tunnel roof. 22-23: Area X: General view with the Castle in the background. 24-25: Area T: General view Area T during construction work. 26-37: Small finds, including the 'dragonesque' brooch (SF numbers 407, 344, 360, 18, 310, 233 & 385). 21/2/1990 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/55 CS Excavation slides 31 slides of the 1989 excavations. 1-2: Area G: SE facing section exposed during machine excavation of new shop basement. The rock profile and construction cut for the N outer wall is exposed. 3-13: Area T: Detailed various shots of excavated deep foundations on the E face of wall 1303. Also the shallow foundation of wall 1312. 14-17: Area T: Final excavation shots of ventilator, steps and iron grill groove. 18-19: Area T: Detail of N-S wall stub at W end of 1319. 20: Area T: General view looking NW over the Powder Magazine area. 21-24: Area T: Detail of N-S wall stub at E end of 1319. 25-31: Area T: General views of the W part of the Powder Magazine area. 10/8/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/61 CS Excavation slides 31 slides of the 1989 excavations: 1-7: Area X/H: General working shots of trench, including detail of the ditch. 8-9: Area X/H: The remains of cobbles (1382?) above the bedrock on the E side of the trench. 10: Area X/H: E side of the trench, illustrating the relationship with the Charles II wall. 11-14: Area X/H: W side of the trench, depicting the ditch to the N of the Charles II wall. 15: Area X/H: Small find number 456 - a piece of worked masonry from the W side of the trench. 16-17: Area X/H: W side of the trench after the ditch fill has been removed. 18-20: Area X/H: W side of the trench after the ditch has been removed and the cobbles are beginning to appear. 21-31: Area X/H: General shots of the trench - 1402 - including detail of the ditch fills and overviews after excavation. 26: Area X/H: W side of the trench 8/12/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/73 CS Watching brief slides 36 slides from the November 1991 to February 1992 watching brief: 1-9: Trial trench with possible Iron Age deposits. 10-11: E facing section. 12-17: W facing section. 18-19: Overview of the trial trench. 20-22: Detail of trench floor with possible Iron Age deposits. 23-26: Detail of original S test pit. 28-30: Working shots. 31-32: ? service trench through Hospital Square. 33-35: Service trench through Backwell Yard, against old toilet block wall. 36: Electricity service trench near the Western Defences. 11/1991 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/57 CS Excavation slides 36 slides of the 1989 excavations: 1-3: Area S/(T): Clay deposits at the base of the Storekeepers House. 4-5: Area L: Inner Barrier wall exposed by a pipe trench. 6-8: Area X: The top half of the front wall (1066) of the Storekeepers House. 9-10: Area X: Vertical view of the paving (1068) in front of the hearth in the Storekeepers House. 11-14: Area X: General view of the hearth (1067) in the N wall of the Storekeepers House. 15-16: Area X: View of flue arrangement (1072) beneath the hearth. 17-21: Area M: Skeleton 1168. 22-23: Area M: Skeleton 1175. 24-27: Area X: Patch of yellow clay soil (1081) overlying the bedrock (similiar to that found in Area H). 28-29: Area X: Views of 1083 - fill between 1073 and 1074. 30-33: Area X: Various shots of stones within 1076. 34: Area L: Machine digging at Inner Barrier. 35-36: Area X: Views of 1073 and 1074 fireplace. 11/10/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/70 CS Excavation slides 27 slides from the 1991 watching brief: 1-8: Area T: General and detail of a section through wall 1319, including the midden. 9-10: Area T: Detail of midden deposits on the inner face of wall 1319. 11-12: Area H/X: Detail of surviving midden (1516) above bedrock at the W end of the cartshed 13-14: Area H/X: Detail of 1516 within the cartshed. 15-22: Area H/X: N-S wall of the Storekeepers House at various stages of excavation. 23-27: Area H/X: Various shots of (the intersection between) wall 1066 and the N-S Storekeepers House wall. 7/1991 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/53 CS Excavation and construction slides 28 slides of the 1989 excavations, and the construction of the tunnel and shop: 1-7: Area S: General and detailed shots of the Western defences, with D-shaped pits in the N wall. Also area of 1750 guard. 8-10: Tunnel construction. 11-20: Various views of the tunnel and shop under construction. 26-33: Various shots inside the shop during construction, including views of the 17th century stair, portal and parapet. 11-20: Various views of the construction of the tunnel and shop. 20/4/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/51 CS Excavation slides and exhibition slides 29 slides of the 1989 excavations, plus 4 slides of the exhibition in the Jacobite Room: 1: 'Clapperboard' 2-10: Area L: Various shots of area during demolition. Demonstrates that context 816 had been built against 817. Same was true of 820 and 821 - very deep foundations for the Port Guard. Showing section through the casemate wall, then 823, then 817 and 820 / 821. 11-14: General views at the Exhibition in the Jacobite Room. 15-17: Area H: Views of the tunnel construction on Mills Mount. 18-29: Area L: Various shots in the Coal Yard, under the bridge and through the portal into a shop basement. 30-33: Area L: Possible 17th or 18th century wall found in the SE corner of the guardhouse forecourt (near the new toilets). Abutted by 1880 - guardhouse construction. 14/3/1989 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/79 CS Edinburgh Castle excavation 28 slides of David's Tower during excavation, plus views of the service trenches excavated between 1994 and 1995. 1988 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/80 CS Edinburgh Castle excavation 22 slides of the excavations in Area F and Area G. Depicts wall foundations in Area F and early excavation in Area G. Slides taken by professional photographer Mike Brooks. 1988 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BS 2/81 CS Edinburgh Castle excavations 90 slides taken by professional photographer Mike Brooks. General and detailed shots of excavation in Areas H and X. Includes the forge area, the 19th century cobbles, the causeway and the iron box. 1988 Item Level

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