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Excavation

Date 2001

Event ID 999810

Category Recording

Type Excavation

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/999810

NT 267 738 Queensberry House. Further works at the site of the New Scottish Parliament included excavation within several rooms of the Queensberry House (NMRS NT 27 SE 32) basement, and watching briefs on works within Holyrood Park. Previous work in the basement (DES 2000, 36) had established the survival of tenement wall foundations beneath the standing building. Make-up deposits surrounding them were removed by hand, and the foundations along with several stone culverts running down pends were recorded. Within one room a hand-made brick floor, possibly with settings for a bench, was revealed. Analysis of metalworking debris from this room suggests it derived from silverworking. Monitoring of works in the basement continues.

Full report lodged with the NMRS.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland for the Scottish Executive.

S Stronach and R Coleman 2001

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