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Gogar Mains

Burial (Bronze Age)(Possible), Corn Drying Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Palisaded Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Pillbox (20th Century), Pit Group (Period Unassigned), Post Hole(S) (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse(S) (Prehistoric)(Possible)

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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

Excavation (25 February 2008 - 18 April 2008)

NT 157 727 An evaluation of the corridor of the Edinburgh tram scheme had brought to light an area where further archaeological investigation was required (Sneddon and Will 2006). Two excavations were undertaken 25 February–18 April 2008.

Site 1 revealed significant archaeological remains in the form of several structures which ranged in date from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. These structures included a possible Bronze Age burial, a palisaded enclosure, five possible timber-built round-houses, a possible corn-drying kiln and windbreak and a dense concentration of postholes and pits surrounding a corn-drying kiln.

Site 1A revealed plough-marks and a small number of features. In addition, a standing building survey was undertaken of a WW2 pill box which was due for demolition.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended). Report: CECAS SMR and RCAHMS

Funder: Transport Initiative Edinburgh

Heather F James (GUARD), 2008. OASIS-ID: guardarc1-62697

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