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Edinburgh, 62 Coburg Street

No Class (Event)

Site Name Edinburgh, 62 Coburg Street

Classification No Class (Event)

Canmore ID 295792

Site Number NT27NE 1592

NGR NT 2660 7650

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/295792

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Activities

Archaeological Evaluation (September 2007)

NT 2660 7650 An archaeological evaluation was undertaken during September 2007 as a condition of planning consent at 62 Coburg Street. The site lies outside the area of early medieval development but was probably in the defences constructed during the siege of Leith in 1560. It also lies in a short distance of the site of the Cromwellian citadel built in the 17th century.

There was therefore some potential for surviving archaeological remains connected to these defences. The evaluation consisted of one trench running NW-SE, across the site. A Level 1 building recording exercise was carried out on surviving 19th-century tenement walls on the site. No archaeological features of note were uncovered.

Archive to be deposited with RCAHMS. Report deposited with City of Edinburgh Council SMR and RCAHMS.

Funder: Dunallan Homes Limited.

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