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Aberdeen, 12-26 Carmelite Street

Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Aberdeen, 12-26 Carmelite Street

Classification Human Remains (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Carmelite Lane; Carmelite Friars' Garden

Canmore ID 76220

Site Number NJ90NW 267

NGR NJ 9412 0608

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 267 9412 0608

See also NJ90NW 49, NJ90NW 226, NJ90NW 227, NJ90NW 228 and NJ90NW 229.

Demolition of a section of 19th-century tenement buildings allowed a watching brief in the area of the Carmelite friary (NJ90NW 49). The level of the natural was recorded, but no archaeological evidence remained.

A parcel of papers apparently deposited during construction, was recovered. Included are copies of the Aberdeen Journal and the

Daily Free Press of 1879, containing accounts of the discovery of human bones on the W side of Carmelite Lane, during building work. A handwritten statement from the 1879 developer indicates his awareness that his building work covers the site once known as the Carmelite Friars' garden

J Stones 1992.

The graves that were found during building operations in 1879 may have been associated with the burial-ground of the Carmelite Friary.

(See also NJ90NW 49 and NJ90NW 226 -9).

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, ATW), 26 February 1997.


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