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Edinburgh, Holyrood Palace, Holyrood Abbey, Cloister

Cloister (Medieval)

Site Name Edinburgh, Holyrood Palace, Holyrood Abbey, Cloister

Classification Cloister (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Holyrood Abbey Church; Palace Of Holyrood; Palace Of Holyroodhouse

Canmore ID 52386

Site Number NT27SE 35.03

NGR NT 26949 73952

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 35.03 26949 73952

(NT 2695 7394) Cloister (NR) (Site of).

OS 1:1250 map, (1946)

No remains of Cloister exist.

Visited by OS(JLD) 31 December 1953.

NT 2695 7392 Test trenches were excavated across the proposed line of a water main below the existing garden path along the E side of the palace and to the S of the abbey cloisters, to assess any likely damage to archaeological deposits. Only very residual traces of sensitive archaeological deposits were located but, more usefully, the presence of an existing water supply along the W edge of the path was identified.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

J Triscott 1998


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