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Edinburgh, Leith, Commercial Street

Midden(S) (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Pottery (Post Medieval), Unidentified Pottery (Medieval)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith, Commercial Street

Classification Midden(S) (Period Unassigned), Unidentified Pottery (Post Medieval), Unidentified Pottery (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Dock Street

Canmore ID 51964

Site Number NT27NE 47

NGR NT 2688 7658

NGR Description NT 2688 7658 and NT 2695 7656

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

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 47 2688 7658 and 2695 7656.

A machine trench at NT 2688 7658 located a midden deposit containing medieval and early post-medieval pottery, and a larger trench was excavated by hand. Pottery recovered dated from around 1300 up to seventeenth century. Other machine trenches further to the south and east of this large open site revealed no archaeological deposits, but observation of landscaping work at the east end of the site (NT 2695 7656) established the existence of another midden deposit, apparently enclosed within sand-dunes, which again yielded medieval and early post-medieval pottery.

N M M Holmes 1976; N M M Holmes 1980; A T Simpson, S Stevenson and N Holmes 1981.

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Excavation (1976 - 1981)

A machine trench at NT 2688 7658 located a midden deposit containing medieval and early post-medieval pottery, and a larger trench was excavated by hand. Pottery recovered dated from around 1300 up to seventeenth century. Other machine trenches further to the south and east of this large open site revealed no archaeological deposits, but observation of landscaping work at the east end of the site (NT 2695 7656) established the existence of another midden deposit, apparently enclosed within sand-dunes, which again yielded medieval and early post-medieval pottery.

N M M Holmes 1976; N M M Holmes 1980; A T Simpson, S Stevenson and N Holmes 1981.

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