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Edinburgh Castle, Dry Ditch

Ditch (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh Castle, Dry Ditch

Classification Ditch (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 52084

Site Number NT27SE 1.23

NGR NT 2525 7349

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

NT27SE 1.23 2525 7349.

Dry Ditch (NR). Extending from 2573 2646 to 2573 2651.

OS 1/1250 plan. OS 25"map, (1952).

Dry Ditch - constructed some time between 1725 and 1742, traversed

now by a modern draw-bridge. (RCAHMS 1951).

Visited by OS(JLD) 23 October 1953.

(Centred at NT 2525 7349) No additional information encountered during investigation.

Visited by OS(JLD) 29 December 1953.

A ditch generally as described in previous information, 14.8m x 5.4m . Visited by OS(SFS) 3 December 1975.


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