Carchart, R., (2013). Archaeological Evaluation, Backlands of,2 Atholl Place, Perth PE55. Perth: Alder Archaeology Ltd.

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Archaeological Evaluation, Backlands of,2 Atholl Place, Perth PE55
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Alder Archaeology Ltd
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1022631
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Alder Archaeology Ltd was commissioned by Nick and Sarah Tulloch to undertake an archaeological evaluation (Alder site code PE55) in the backlands of 2 Atholl Place, Perth. The work was undertaken on the 15th October 2013 in good weather conditions. The site is considered to be archaeologically sensitive because of its location adjacent to the historic core of the medieval burgh and close to the Blackfriars' cemetery to the northwest. Archaeological excavation at Horse Cross found a medieval ditch which probably represented part of the c.12th-century Perth Castle defences. It was considered a possibility that the Perth Castle defences may have extended into the development area. Two evaluation trenches were excavated which bottomed onto natural riverine silty clay deposits. Trench 01, located adjacent to the site boundary on Blackfriars Wynd, revealed what was considered to be part of an early 19th-century building wall with cobble flooring and an adjacent pit. Below the building remains a lower garden soil was encountered which contained medieval pottery sherds. An unstratified, unidentified coin was recovered which was considered to be medieval. The trench reached a maximum depth of 1.50m. Trench 02, positioned to the N of trench 01, in the backlands close to the centre of the plot, revealed deep garden soils with inclusions of medieval pottery. Two intercutting pits were identified at a depth of 1.40m. The pits contained abundant medieval pottery and some metalwork. The upper parts of the pits appear to have been truncated by later garden activity. The trench reached a maximum depth of 1.60m. The evaluation found no evidence of the Castle defences but revealed 12th-century pottery from pits which may have been associated with activity from within the Castle.
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R Carchart
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Alder Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust (OASIS Reviewer)
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2013
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Site: 2 Atholl Place, Perth
Parish: PERTH
County: PERTH AND KINROSS
Country: Scotland
Location - Auto Detected: Blackfriars Wynd
Location - Auto Detected: Perth
Grid Reference: 311790, 723820 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Coin Medieval
Find: Pottery Medieval
Monus: Castle Medieval
Monus: Friary Medieval
Monus: Pit Medieval
Medieval
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OASIS Id: alderarc1-163079
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A4 paper
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25-11-2016
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