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Edinburgh, Royal Circus

Cist (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Royal Circus

Classification Cist (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 52641

Site Number NT27SW 19

NGR NT 248 745

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

NT27SW 19 248 745.

(NT 248 745) A cist was found in the summer of 1822 when digging the foundation of a house on the W side of Royal Circus. When opened, the form of a skeleton was discernible, lying with the head to the S, but it crumbled to dust on being touched, only some fragments of teeth remaining. The cist was at a considerable depth, in a gravel bank.

D Wilson 1891; J Skene 1831.

No further information.

Visited by OS (J L D) 28 December 1953.


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