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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 671073

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/671073

NJ90NW 100 centred 9454 0648.

A new main sewer trench, c 2m deep, was cut across the market stance between East North Street and Castle Street. Observation showed that over the whole area, the existing car park surface lies directly on top of natural sand and gravel. The only intrusions into natural were modern drains and no medieval or post-medieval material was observed. The lack of any soil over the sand and gravel suggests that the area was levelled, possibly to provide gravel for the building up of Union Street.

H Murray 1982.

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