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Edinburgh, Portobello, Bottle Works

Bottle Works (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Portobello, Bottle Works

Classification Bottle Works (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Wood's Bottle Works; The United Glass Bottle Manufacturers Limited

Canmore ID 145625

Site Number NT37SW 256

NGR NT 3005 7405

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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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

Architecture Notes



Dick Peddie and McKay, Edinburgh. Alts. Dick Peddie, McKay and Jamieson, 1948.


Archaeological Evaluation (10 January 2017 - 12 January 2017)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group on land previously occupied by warehouses and offices at 1-7 Baileyfield Crescent, Portobello, Edinburgh. The evaluation revealed that the phase 1 area consists of modern hard standing covering over 4 m of dumped material that dates from the early 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. The trenches and test pits conducted found numerous dumped deposits throughout the evaluation area, with tip lines present throughout each trench indicating that the dumped material was being brought into the site from the northern edge.

A probable brick floor relating to a late 19th century building was also revealed within trench 5 at a depth of 3.1 m. Some samples of the pottery and glass that were contained within some of the dumped horizons have been recovered for further analysis.

Information from Kevin Paton (AOC Archaeology Group) 13 January 2017.

OASIS ID: aocarcha1-273202


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