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High Street, City Chambers

No Class (Event)

Site Name High Street, City Chambers

Classification No Class (Event)

Canmore ID 268570

Site Number NT27SE 5889

NGR NT 2577 7364

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

NT27SE 5889 2577 7364

(NT 257 736) A watching brief in February 2003 on the excavation of two trenches 0.45m deep, directly outwith the City Chambers, exposed four stratigraphic levels. These have been interpreted as levelling and structural layers associated with the construction of the modern pavement on the High Street. Beneath these was a band of redeposited natural red clay (extent not established) containing animal bone, slate and degraded building material from earlier phases of activity on the High Street.

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: City of Edinburgh Council.

R Coleman 2003


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