Cameron, R. and Richards, C., (2010). Old College Quad - Archaeological Evaluation: April 2010. Addyman Archaeology: Addyman Archaeology.

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Old College Quad - Archaeological Evaluation: April 2010
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Addyman Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1022611
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An archaeological evaluation was undertaken in relation to proposed resurfacing of the Old College Quadrangle courtyard for The University of Edinburgh. The evaluation was carried out over three days from 29-31 March 2010 in the courtyard, targeting areas where remains of previous buildings were to be expected. Nine trenches were opened across the interior courtyard amounting to just under 7 % of the development area. The trenches confirmed that the ground level in the courtyard had been substantially lowered and levelled in c.1832 as part of William Playfair's completion of the existing quadrangle building. A post-medieval stone-lined drain that was encountered is most likely part of Robert Adam's or Playfair's building works. Despite the 19th century down-cutting of the courtyard area, parts of a pre-existing paved surface and wall footings were identified in the NW corner of the site. A small quantity of disarticulated human bone was recovered from an area of re-deposited subsoil in the south-central part of the site - these were judged likely to be residual from the medieval graveyard of the church of St Mary's in the Field that had formerly occupied much of the site area.
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R Cameron
C Richards
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Addyman Archaeology
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
City of Edinburgh Archaeology Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2010
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Site: Edinburgh University Old College Quad
Parish: EDINBURGH
County: EDINBURGH, CITY OF
Country: Scotland
Location - Auto Detected: St Marys
Grid Reference: 325930, 673330 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Human Bones Medieval
Find: Structural Remains Medieval
Monus: Church Medieval
Monus: Hospital Medieval
Monus: Town House Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 19th Century
Medieval
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OASIS Id: addymana1-102438
OBIB: AA 1495
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33 Colour A4 pages.
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25 Nov 2016
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