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Perth, Skinnergate, Skinnergate House

Unidentified Pottery

Site Name Perth, Skinnergate, Skinnergate House

Classification Unidentified Pottery

Alternative Name(s) New Model Lodging House

Canmore ID 28341

Site Number NO12SW 179

NGR NO 1193 2368

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 179 1193 2368.

Pottery found 8ft below the surface at the New Model Lodging House, Skinnergate, Perth is in Perth Museum.

L Blanchard 1979.

NO 1193 2369 A watching brief and limited excavation were undertaken on two phases of refurbishment work at Skinnergate House. In situ medieval deposits and later stone walls were found just below modern floor make-up levels. Work in the basement revealed that these deposits continued to a substantial depth. In the N end of the building the top of medieval deposits, comprising mainly midden material, were revealed along with Early Modern/modern stone walls. In the S part of the building well-preserved medieval structural remains were revealed, comprising clay floors and wooden sills and uprights, as well as an Early Modern stone tanning pit and later walls. Due to the anaerobic conditions much of the wood was in an excellent state of preservation and will be able to provide important dating information. From the medieval deposits, abundant pottery, shell and bone was recovered.

Sponsor: Salvation Army Trustee Company.

R Cachart 2000


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