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Edinburgh, College Church Postern

Gateway(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, College Church Postern

Classification Gateway(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Hospital Postern

Canmore ID 52147

Site Number NT27SE 14.10

NGR NT 260 738

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 14.10 260 738

The Flodden Wall was extended in 1560 as far as the SE corner of the North Loch. In addition to the New Port (NT27SE 14.11), Maitland (1753) notes two other openings in this part of the wall, the College Church Postern and the Hospital Postern, but these were probably only means of access to the College and Hospital (NT27SE 37) respectively.

W Maitland 1753; RCAHMS 1951.


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