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Edinburgh, 6, 8, 10 Constitution Street

Salt Works

Site Name Edinburgh, 6, 8, 10 Constitution Street

Classification Salt Works

Alternative Name(s) Leith Salt Company

Canmore ID 150033

Site Number NT27NE 509

NGR NT 2732 7655

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/150033

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

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 509 2732 7655

NT 2743 7656 In January and March 2001, an archaeological watching brief monitoring the removal of building foundations and excavation of a pipe trench failed to encounter either significant archaeological features or artefacts.

Sponsor: Mowlem Construction.

J Gooder 2001

Architecture Notes

NT27NE 509

J R Hume photographed 8 Constitution Street in 1966 when the legend 'Leith Salt Company' could still be seen above the door and on the building front itself, albeit much faded. The same company has an entry in the Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory for 1951-2 (this was but a random choice) where it is recorded at the above address; in addition the directory notes that the company operated the works at Charlestown, Fife.

Information from RCAHMS (SDC) 18.10.2000

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