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Watching Brief

Date September 1998

Event ID 1001786

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NT 2644 7377 A watching brief was carried out in September 1998 on a hole excavated by contractors to insert a roof support beam in the kitchen area of Huntly House to the W of the pend of Bakehouse Close, Canongate. A subsoil of compact clayey sand with some flecks of coal and chips of whinstone was found at a depth of 0.3m below the floor surface (limit of excavation). This deposit appeared to overlie an outcrop of whinstone bedrock, and contained no datable finds.

Sponsor: Edinburgh City Museums.

D Henderson 1999

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