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Edinburgh, Lochend Close

No Class (Event)

Site Name Edinburgh, Lochend Close

Classification No Class (Event)

Alternative Name(s) Calton Road

Canmore ID 78608

Site Number NT27SE 545

NGR NT 26508 73896

NGR Description NT 2653 7391 and NT 2650 7390

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 545 2653 7391 and 2650 7390

A watching brief was carried out during the early stages of development of a gap site on the corner of Calton Road and Lochend Close, within the medieval burgh of Canongate. Although the nature of the deposits initially suggested that archaeological preservation was possible, all the deposits were shown to have been disturbed and redeposited during the construction and demolition of a 19th century gasworks.

Sponsor: City of Edinburgh District Council.

D A Johnstone 1992.

NT 2650 7390 Two evaluation trenches were excavated on the site of a proposed housing development in an area of medieval backlands to the N of the Canongate. Both trenches contained deposits indicating Early Modern clearance of the site to below the level of subsoil. No archaeologically significant deposits or features were encountered.

A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.

Sponsor: The Scotsman Properties Ltd.

S Stronach 1999

NT 2650 7390 Between the 9th and 12th of July Headland Archaeology undertook an archaeological evaluation at Lochend Close, Edinburgh. The work was commissioned by the Hugh Martin Partnership on behalf of The Scotsman Properties Ltd in advance of a proposed housing development. The site is situated within the medieval burgh of Canongate. It occupies the backlands of a linear pot streching northwards from the medieval thoroughfare of the High Street and confined by Lochend and Panmure Closes. Two trenches were excavated, both contained deposits indicating modern clearance of the site to below the level of the subsoil. No archaeologically significant deposits or features were encountered. No recommendations for further work is included in the report.

Sponsor: Hugh Martin Partnership on behalf of The Scotsman Properties Ltd

NMRS MS/899/154 (July 1999 Headland Archaeology Ltd)

NT 2650 7390 A watching brief was conducted during the excavation of foundation trenches for a housing development. The area had been subject to Early Modern disturbance to below the level of the subsoil. No archaeologically significant deposits or features were encountered.

Sponsor: Robertson Residential Ltd.

R Conolly 2000

Activities

Archaeological Evaluation (9 July 1999 - 12 July 1999)

NT 2650 7390 Two evaluation trenches were excavated on the site of a proposed housing development in an area of medieval backlands to the N of the Canongate. Both trenches contained deposits indicating Early Modern clearance of the site to below the level of subsoil. No archaeologically significant deposits or features were encountered.

A full report has been lodged with the NMRS.

Sponsor: The Scotsman Properties Ltd.

S Stronach 1999

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