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Standing Building Recording

Date 1 June 2015 - 30 June 2015

Event ID 1031209

Category Recording

Type Standing Building Recording


A watching brief was undertaken during excavations in advance of the insertion of a lift shaft in the Old College Quadrangle, University of Edinburgh, in June 2015. Historic Building Recording was also undertaken during monitoring of the strip out of modern linings from the north-west corner of the Quadrangle, as part of the Phase 1 works to the building. The watching brief revealed evidence for the historical layout of lecture rooms and stairs lost behind previous alterations or removed almost in their entirety. Of significance was the exposing and recording of a masonry tunnel beneath Chambers Street, formerly used to discretely transport corpses into the anatomy theatre. Archaeological monitoring will continue in future phases of stripping out.

Information from Kenneth Macfadyen (Addyman Archaeology) June 2015. OASIS ID - addymana1-225365

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