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Edinburgh, Holyrood Park, Duddingston Loch Car Park

No Class (Event)

Site Name Edinburgh, Holyrood Park, Duddingston Loch Car Park

Classification No Class (Event)

Alternative Name(s) Treverlen; Queen's Park

Canmore ID 108254

Site Number NT27SE 625

NGR NT 2822 7268

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/108254

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 625 2822 7278

NT 282 727. Three 0.5 sq. m. trial pits were excavated to a depth of 1m in advance of a small extension to the car park at Duddingston Loch, a site sometimes associated with the medieval settlement recorded in the placename of Treverlen. These pits revealed hillwash deposits to the full depth of 1m, probably deriving from the formerly cultivated lands overlooking the site from the N and NW. Sherds of 19th-century stoneware pottery were recovered from close to the base of the deposit, suggesting that any medieval remains in the area must be buried at a minimum depth of 1m, and possibly substantially more.

Subsequent car park construction involved the removal of only 75mm of surface deposits.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland.

I Armit 1996.

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