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Edinburgh, 32 Calton Road

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Site Name Edinburgh, 32 Calton Road

Classification No Class (Event)

Canmore ID 273413

Site Number NT27SE 5904

NGR NT 26476 73930

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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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

NT27SE 5904 264 739

An archaeological evaluation was carried out in November 2004 in advance of a proposed housing development, comprising 37m of linear trial trenching equating to a 5% sample of the development area. A similar sequence of deposits was encountered within each trench, with the walls of a 19th-century building truncating a series of 'garden soil' deposits containing domestic waste, including pottery dating from the medieval and post-medieval periods.

Report lodged with Edinburgh SMR.

Sponsor: Sundial Properties Ltd.

C Hatherley 2004

NT 264 739 We carried out an archaeological watching brief in June-July 2006 during ground investigation works on both the N and S sides of Calton Road, within the former burgh of Canongate. The watching brief revealed four fragments of disarticulated human bone within the area to the S of Calton Road, in an area previously evaluated (DES 1999, 35) and probably associated with the former graveyard surrounding the Canongate Kirk in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. One fragment of post-medieval pottery was also found in association with the disarticulated bone.

Archive to be deposited in NMRS.

Sponsor: Mountgrange (Calton Gate) Ltd

Victoria Clements and Laura Scott, 2006.

Activities

Watching Brief (September 2006 - October 2006)

NT 2648 7392 An archaeological watching brief was undertaken during September and October 2006 on main

contract groundworks in response to a planning condition. The work followed an evaluation in 2004 that encountered the foundations of a 19th-century building truncating a series of 'topsoil' deposits. These contained domestic waste including pottery dating from the medieval and post-medieval periods. The

groundworks associated with the development did not extend deeper than the upper of these deposits, and recovered artefacts of post-medieval to modern date.

Archive to be deposited with RCAHMS. Report deposited with Edinburgh SMR and RCAHMS.

Funder: UNITE.

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