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Perth, Kirkgate

Midden (Medieval), Buckle (Copper), Locking Mechanism (Medieval)

Site Name Perth, Kirkgate

Classification Midden (Medieval), Buckle (Copper), Locking Mechanism (Medieval)

Canmore ID 28259

Site Number NO12SW 105

NGR NO 1196 2360

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 105 1196 2360

(Location cited as NO 119 236). Kirkgate, timber building. Another area to the E of Kirkgate had evidence of timber building to a depth of at least 3.5m below street level. Alternate bands of gravel and midden were probably the early levels of Kirkgate which lay either further E or was wider than the modern street.

L Ross and R M Spearman 1982.

Activities

Watching Brief (23 January 2008 - 30 January 2008)

NO 1195 2360 (centred on) A watching brief was carried out on 23, 29 and 30 January 2008 during the excavation of a sewage pipe in the middle of the street. The sections revealed a sequence of well preserved medieval midden rich in leather, bone, wood and pottery which dated to the 12th - 15th centuries. The W-facing sections showed that the midden was separated by thin gravel layers. These are interpreted as either episodes of street resurfacing or the forelands of buildings lining Kirkgate. The watching brief recovered a

medieval barrel lock and a copper alloy buckle with a foliage type decorated buckle plate.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: Scottish Water

Tamlin Barton (SUAT Ltd), 2008

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