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Perth, St Ann`s Lane

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Site Name Perth, St Ann`s Lane

Classification No Class (Event)

Canmore ID 28300

Site Number NO12SW 141

NGR NO 1193 2349

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 141 1193 2349.

A trial trench was opened in St Ann's Lane to the S of St John's

Church with the aim of assessing the existence and depth of any surviving medieval levels in the area. Rubble overburden to a depth

of c. 1m was removed by machine and revealed a midden area covering c

12 x 13m of the trench. A substantial quantiy of the midden was removed yielding an abundance of medieval pottery,

animal and fish bones and oyster shells. Other finds included small pieces of leather and cloth, three bone pins, one bronze pin and over 50 small glass beads. Undisturbed natural was revealed at a depth of 3.5m below the present ground surface. In the absence of any evidence of

any structure dating to the medieval period it is assumed that the

site lay open allowing the midden to accumulate. The midden probably covers the late 12th to 14th century. Finds placed in Dundee Museum.

L M Thoms 1975; M E C Steward and L M Thoms 1976; L E Webster and J E Cherry 1976.

Finds and archive from the excavation at St Ann's Lane have been donated to Perth Museum and Art Gallery and are held under accession numbers PMAG 1989.83-100.

M D King 1990.

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