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Perth, St John's Square, Shopping Mall

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Site Name Perth, St John's Square, Shopping Mall

Classification No Class (Event)

Canmore ID 28306

Site Number NO12SW 147

NGR NO 118 235

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 147 118 235.

A watching brief was begun in August 1985, to monitor the disturbance of archaeological deposits caused by deep piling with a continuous flight auger, to determine contours of deposits and their charcters, and specifically to look for an earlier alignment of Meal Vennel itself and a possible early Burgh boundary ditch as postulated from earlier excavations.

Development area covers c 1.1. hectares. The total depth of archaeological deposits is c 4m to 5m throughout the site and includes well-preserved peaty organic deposits with a maximum thickness of c 3.4m Occasional traces of indeterminate deep features occur in some of the trenches, but no trace of either an earlier medieval street or a boundary ditch along the line of Meal Vennel was visible.

A wide range of Perth Local and White Gritty pottery wares, leather fragments and wattling fragments have been recovered.

M Lind 1985

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