Wilson, D., (2011). Acheson House, Edinburgh, Archaeological excavation. Headland Archaeology Ltd.

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Acheson House, Edinburgh, Archaeological excavation
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Headland Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1022930
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The hand excavation of two discreet areas at Acheson House, 140 Canongate, Edinburgh. These comprised a service trench to the rear of the house and an area of ground reduction within the building. The excavation of the service trench showed that two-thirds of the trench comprised backfill from two separate pipe trenches. Natural bedrock was overlain in the west half of the trench by a layer of light brown clayey silt. A feature filled with stone rubble was cut through this deposit but was not excavated. The feature was overlain by a thin band of midden deposit. At the east end of the trench were the remains of a wall cut into the natural slope, with midden deposits abutting it. These deposits are thought to pre-date the construction of Acheson House in 1633. The remains of a brick path were found in the centre of the trench, truncated by the two pipes. Map evidence suggests demolition of structures to the rear of the house took place in the first half of the 19th century; a brick path in the new open yard or garden may have been added at this time. The area within the house was excavated to a maximum depth of 0.6 m below the floor surface. A large area of garden soil that pre-dated the house was recorded. A cut and clay fill through this layer may represent the line of an earlier wall. The remaining areas had been disturbed by more modern features relating to the 19th and 20th century.
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Donald Wilson
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Headland Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
City of Edinburgh Archaeology Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2011
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Site: Acheson House
Parish: EDINBURGH
County: EDINBURGH, CITY OF
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 326470, 673750 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: Pottery Post Medieval
Monus: Building Post Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 1633
Temporal - Auto Detected: 20th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: 19th Century
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OASIS Id: headland1-114679
OBIB: AHTE11-001
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A4 bound report with clear plastic cover
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25-11-2016
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