Cameron, R. and Addyman, T., (2011). Old College Quadrangle, University of Edinburgh: Archaeological Excavations: June - October 2010. Addyman Archaeology: Addyman Archaeology.

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Old College Quadrangle, University of Edinburgh: Archaeological Excavations: June - October 2010
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Addyman Archaeology unpublished report series
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addymana1-102603_3.pdf (76 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1043795
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An archaeological evaluation at Edinburgh University Old College Quad revealed the presence of human bone and possible structural remains related to the 16th century home of the Duke of Chatelherault, Hamilton House. The development commenced under watching brief conditions and significant archaeology was encountered across the Quad - leading to a large scale excavation. Landscaping of the 19th century had significantly altered the topography, but archaeological remains survived to remarkable depths along the N and E sides of the Quad. Structural remains of what may represent the Collegiate Hospital of St. Mary in the Fields were found underlying the stately home of the Duke of Chatelherault. Adjacent to this building were the substantial wall footings of the 1642 Edinburgh University Library building and 1617 Common Hall. Within the 1642 building deposits of heavily contaminated materials were uncovered alongside glass and ceramic laboratory apparatus. These materials can be associated with renowned renaissance Chemist Joseph Black. A sunken cobbled road with multiple phases of re-use was also revealed running towards Hamilton House. It was bounded to the S by the wall of the 13th century Kirk O' Fields Church cemetery, behind which 57 inhumations were encountered, of which 44 of these were exhumed for analysis and preservation. Early fragments of clay bonded walls in the SE of the site may represent outbuildings associated with the Kirk O' Fields Church.
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R Cameron
T Addyman
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Addyman Archaeology
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Historic Environment Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
City of Edinburgh Archaeology Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2011
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Site: Edinburgh University Old College Quad
County: EDINBURGH, CITY OF
Parish: EDINBURGH
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 325990, 673360 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: COINS Medieval
Monus: CEMETERY Medieval
Monus: COBBLED ROAD Medieval
Monus: HOSPITAL Medieval
Monus: LABORATORY Post Medieval
Monus: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING SITE Post Medieval
Monus: STONE QUARRY Post Medieval
Monus: TOWN HOUSE Medieval
Monus: UNIVERSITY Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: addymana1-102603
OBIB: AA 1495
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Two volumes of colour, A4 bound documents. The first Volume contains the DSR adn the second the Appendices of raw data.
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25 Sep 2017
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