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Glasgow, Clyde Street, Metropole Development

Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, Clyde Street, Metropole Development

Classification Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 273571

Site Number NS56SE 2141

NGR NS 591 647

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/273571

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56SE 2141 591 647

A watching brief was required in April and May 2004 on the site of a proposed retail/residential development in close proximity to the core of the medieval burgh of Glasgow.

Human skeletal remains, including skull fragments, from at least two individuals were recovered from a test pit. One of the skulls had been opened after death, a practice common among the insane. The town's hospital and burial ground occupied the development area from 1773, and it would seem likely that the bones originated from these buildings.

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: Adams Consulting Group Ltd.

Martin Cook and R Engl 2004

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