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Edinburgh, Springvalley Gardens

Architectural Fragment(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Springvalley Gardens

Classification Architectural Fragment(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 78486

Site Number NT27SW 196

NGR NT 245 712

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 196 245 712

Seven or more architectural fragments were built into the E face of the rubble stone wall dividing a garage yard W of Morningside Road from the rear gardens of the tenement facing Springvalley gardens.

Two triangular roof finials with fleur-de-lis ends, a rectangular block with a possible leaf-decorated vault springer, two halves of a shouldered arch window or arcading and a possible triple-lobed pillar segment are visible. A faceted arch has been partly infilled and is obscured by ivy and a recent brick building against the wall. All of these stones were above a string course of flat slabs and appear to have been part of a deliberate decorative scheme. The fragments could have been removed from the stones of Holy Trinity (NT27SE 37) in the late 19th or early 20th century, which would indicate a mid to late 15th century date for the carving.

C A{liaga}-Kelly 1992


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