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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 715058

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT27SE 30 26472 73812

(NT 2643 7379) Burgh Cross (NR) (site of) (NT 2647 7381) Burgh Cross (NAT)

OS 25"map, (1968)

The ONB (1852), describing the Canongate Burgh Cross as " a plain pillar surmounted by a cross bearing the Canongate arms," states that it formerly stood in the centre of the street opposite the tolbooth (NT 2642 7378). It stood at NT 2643 7379 in 1852 (OS 1/1056 map, 1852) but Drummond, in 1861, states that it was placed against the wall of the Tolbooth, adding that the staple for fixing the jougs still remained. The RCAHMS (1951) state that in 1888 the octagonal shaft of the cross was provided with a new base, capital, and cross-head, and was erected on the W side of the entrance to the parish church. (Its position in 1951 is shown at NT 2644 7379, but it has subsequently been moved again to its present site.)

Name Book 1852; J Drummond 1863; RCAHMS 1951.

NT 2647 7381 This cross is as described in previous information.

Visited by OS (S F S) 4 December 1975.

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