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Parliament Square

Human Remains(S) (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Pottery(S)

Site Name Parliament Square

Classification Human Remains(S) (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Pottery(S)

Canmore ID 300217

Site Number NT27SE 6038

NGR NT 25727 73472

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 (10 December 2007 - 14 January 2008)

Work was undertaken, 10 December 2007–14 January 2008, to address the potential impact of minor development work at two sites.

NT 25727 73472 The Close to the West of the Solicitor’s Building – Human remains in the form of two truncated

inhumations were discovered. They represented the remains of an adult and a child. The skeletons were recorded and reburied in situ.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Scottish Court Service

Rob Engl (AOC Archaeology Group), 2008

Watching Brief (23 February 2009 - 26 February 2009)

NT 25727 73472 A watching brief was undertaken 23–26 February 2009 during the re-routing of a gas main in the close immediately to the W of the Solicitors Building, directly N of the Cowgate behind the Supreme Court buildings. The watching brief revealed the presence of presumed in situ medieval deposits and uncovered four truncated human burials. The work also recorded an assemblage of disarticulated human bone and pottery from previous groundworks associated with the insertion of modern services.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Scottish Courts Service

AOC Archaeology 2010 (L. Dunbar, A. Duffy) OASIS ID: aocarcha1-70448


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