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Perth, 77 George Street

Building (Period Unassigned), Lade (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Perth, 77 George Street

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Lade (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 91513

Site Number NO12SW 279

NGR NO 1198 2382

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 279 1198 2382.

The building on this site was constructed over the culverted Balhousie Lade. A watching brief by SUAT during renovations revealed rubble and silty sand make-up in the basement solum which represented consolidation over the culverted Balhousie Lade. The Lade was bridged and George Street built to connect with Smeaton's new bridge across the Tay (Perth Bridge: NO12SW 149) in the early 1770s. When the property was built the Balhousie Lade was culverted and the bridge opening was blocked. The blocked arch of the bridge can be seen below street level in the reverting wall on the W side of the open stair passage to the basement entrance. The arch is 2.35m in height and is filled in with stonework which originally had a doorway which has subsequendy been blocked with brickwork. The arch design can be seen to be contemporary with Smeaton's Tay bridge.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland.

R Cachart 1994l.


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