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Dundee, 53-73 Cowgate

Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dundee, 53-73 Cowgate

Classification Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 126187

Site Number NO43SW 144

NGR NO 405 306

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dundee, City Of
  • Parish Dundee (Dundee, City Of)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Angus


Excavation (1988 - 1989)

A trial excavation was carried out by SUAT (Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust) in 1988 on the site of the demolished Calender Works at 53-73 Cowgate (136 Seagate) prior to construction of sheltered housing. Most of the site had been destroyed by cellars except for a raised area in the north-west, supposedly the site of a medieval chapel. No evidence of early occupation was produced.

A follow up watching brief during construction took place in 1989, in which a stone built well or cistern was noted measuring 3m high, 2.2m wide externally at the top and bottom. The spoil tip of its fill contained a 19th century glass bottle.

NMRS MS/991/45


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