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Edinburgh, Union Canal

Canal Basin (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Union Canal

Classification Canal Basin (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Edinburgh And Glasgow Union Canal; Fountainbridge; Edinburgh Quay

Canmore ID 261773

Site Number NT27SW 83.13

NGR NT 24636 72820

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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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

Archaeology Notes

NT27SW 83.13 2463 7282

The modern eastern terminal of the canal.

Information from RCAHMS (SMDG) 22 July 2004

(NT 246 728) A programme of evaluation, photographic survey of buildings and a watching brief were undertaken at Lochrin Basin between October 2001 and June 2003.

The northern part of the site comprises an infilled section of the Glasgow to Edinburgh Union Canal, and this formed the focus of the trial trenching. The trial trenching located the eastern canal wall and a stone structure that is thought to be a crane base. The western wall was not exposed as trenching was constrained by the presence of a cable. A photographic record was made of the Port Hamilton Tavern, and fittings associated with the canal.

A watching brief on the excavation of service trenches helped ensure that no further damage was done to the heavily disturbed western wall.

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: Millar Developments.

R Conolly 2003.


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