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Dunfermline, Bruce Street, Drill Hall

Inorganic Material (Glass), Pipe (Smoking)(S), Unidentified Pottery (Post Medieval)

Site Name Dunfermline, Bruce Street, Drill Hall

Classification Inorganic Material (Glass), Pipe (Smoking)(S), Unidentified Pottery (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 49421

Site Number NT08NE 92

NGR NT 0893 8756

NGR Description Centred at 0893 8756

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Dunfermline
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT08NE 92 centred 0893 8756.

A number of objects were recovered by R Gourlay from a black occupation soil revealed by foundation trenches for the extension of the old Drill Hall presently under construction in Bruce Street. Most of these, including pottery, glass and clay pipe fragments were of eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century date, although a single potsherd may date back to the thirteenth century. The occupation soil is probably redeposited, perhaps from the street frontage when the Drill Hall itself was built, and only occurs on the southern side of the site. It does indicate, nevertheless, that such material may survive elsewhere in this area where unaffected by deep foundations. The finds are in Dunfermline Museum.

R Gourlay and A Turner 1978.

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