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Perth, 21-22 Mill Street

No Class (Event)

Site Name Perth, 21-22 Mill Street

Classification No Class (Event)

Canmore ID 28261

Site Number NO12SW 107

NGR NO 1179 2373

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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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 107 1179 2373.

For excavation at 6-10 Mill Street, see NO12SW 103.

An excavation was carried out at the rear of Boots and on the line of the northern defences of the town. Structures included a sequence of medieval furnaces, a post medieval oven, partly robbed in the seventeenth or eighteenth century and the south edge of the town ditch. No traces of town wall (NO12SW 5) were located.

N McGavin 1979; 1980; undated; A T Simpson and A S Stevenson 1982.

At Mill Street, excavation on the line of the medieval defences located the stone revetment of the town ditch and 21 stone shot. Also found was a group of grain-drying kilns, a 15th century road and ditch crossing, 5m of stratified deposits and a 17th century malting kiln.

D Bowler, A Cox and C Smith 1995.

The excavation archive from Perth, 21-22 Mill Street has been catalogued and is available for consultation. The archive consists of manuscripts, negatives, slides and drawings.

Historic Scotland Archive Project 2002 (SW)

Archive accumulated for the second Perth Monograph in the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph Series has been catalogued. The topic of the monograph was four excavations in Perth between 1979-1984 (21-22 Mill Street; 53-73 Kinnoull Street; 116-132 High Street; North Port, Blackfriars House). The monograph was never published and synopsis of the four excavations appeared in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 125 (1995). The archive includes the text for the monograph plus specialist reports, drawings considered and intended for publication, rough drafts and notes, and correspondence.

Historic Scotland Archive Project (SW) 2002

Activities

Excavation (1979 - 1980)

An excavation was carried out at the rear of Boots and on the line of the northern defences of the town. Structures included a sequence of medieval furnaces, a post medieval oven, partly robbed in the seventeenth or eighteenth century and the south edge of the town ditch. No traces of town wall (NO12SW 5) were located.

N McGavin 1979; 1980; undated; A T Simpson and A S Stevenson 1982.

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