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Perth, 75-85 High Street

Building (14th Century), Tannery (Medieval), Town Wall (13th Century)

Site Name Perth, 75-85 High Street

Classification Building (14th Century), Tannery (Medieval), Town Wall (13th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 6-10 Mill Street

Canmore ID 28257

Site Number NO12SW 103

NGR NO 1188 2365

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 103 1188 2365.

A large site between High Street and Mill Street was investigated prior to the construction of the Marks and Spencer Store. One trench sectioned the late thirteenth century town wall (NO12SW 5) and external ditch. Other areas showed respectively, traces of industrial activity associated with the tanning industry the plan of the old Parliament House (NO12SW 47) wattle structures associated with burgages in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and a stone building of the fourteenth century. Large quantities of artifacts, including textiles, leather, wood, bone, glass and pottery were recovered.

N Q Bogdan and J W Wordsworth 1976; N Q Bogdan 1977; A T Simpson and A S Stevenson 1982.

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