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Perth, South Street/princes Street

Midden (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Perth, South Street/princes Street

Classification Midden (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 146786

Site Number NO12SW 354

NGR NO 1193 2345

NGR Description From NO 1193 2336 to NO 1207 2334

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 354 From 1193 2336 to 1207 2334

NO 119 234 A watching brief on water main replacement was conducted in August and September 1998, in Princes Street from Canal Street to South Street, and in South Street from Princes Street to Tay Street, all within the medieval town. The trenches cut through deep medieval midden deposits and early road surfaces, and revealed Early Modern wooden water pipes, medieval vegetable fibre rope, a wide range of medieval pottery including wasters, and a large bone assemblage including two complete horse skulls and a piglet skull. Deposit depths varied considerably, with organic midden appearing as high as 0.4m below ground surface, and extending as deep as 1.8m down. In some areas, apparent cobble surfaces were interleaved with the midden, while elsewhere ashy deposits were found between midden layers. (SUAT PEX 133).

Sponsor: North of Scotland Water Authority.

D Bowler 1998


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