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Edinburgh, High Street

Structure(S) (Period Unassigned), Wall(S) (Medieval)

Site Name Edinburgh, High Street

Classification Structure(S) (Period Unassigned), Wall(S) (Medieval)

Canmore ID 295820

Site Number NT27SE 5989

NGR NT 25679 73629

NGR Description NT 25679 73629 to NT 25895 73675

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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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


Watching Brief (31 March 2006 - 24 November 2006)

NT 25679 73629 to NT 25895 73675 A watching brief was undertaken between 31 March-24 November 2006 during the replacement of cobbles along 200m of the High Street, Edinburgh, close to St Giles Cathedral. A substantial medieval wall 45m in length was uncovered, interpreted as an exterior wall of the Old Tolbooth. Associated cellar walls and structures were also encountered.

Archive to be deposited with RCAHMS.

Funder: City of Edinburgh Council.


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