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Edinburgh, 6 Market Street

Garage (20th Century), Midden(S) (Medieval), Vault(S) (18th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 6 Market Street

Classification Garage (20th Century), Midden(S) (Medieval), Vault(S) (18th Century)

Canmore ID 116823

Site Number NT27SE 1281

NGR NT 25791 73740

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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


Excavation (8 July 2016 - 10 May 2017)

NT 25791 73741 A programme of archaeological work was undertaken, July 2016 – May 2017 in advance of the construction of a hotel complex at 6–8 Market Street. The watching brief included the monitoring of the demolition of a tenement wall on the middle terrace of the site and post-demolition survey of exposed structures.

Ten midden deposits dating to the medieval period were excavated during the works. Vaults possibly associated with an 18th-century structure and a possible early 19th-century construction cut was also noted. Vaults, light shafts, walls, drains and a void associated with a pre-1860s tenement were also uncovered and recorded. A historic building survey was

undertaken of a 1930s garage, which occupied the western extent of the development area. This found that elements of earlier structures had been incorporated into the fabric of the garage.

Archive: NRHE

Funder: EDI Group

Fraser McFarlane – Headland Archaeology Ltd

(Source: DES, Volume 18)


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