2014. 1 Abstract. In: Excavations at Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh: the development of closes and tenements north of the Royal Mile during the 16th-18th centuries . 10.5284/1017938.

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Excavations at Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh: the development of closes and tenements north of the Royal Mile during the 16th-18th centuries
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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58
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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Excavations on the site of a former tannery to the rear of Edinburgh's High Street produced evidence for the infilling of medieval burgage plots from the 16th century onwards. Walls defining a terrace and a burgage plot boundary suggest a considerable investment in at least some of the backlands during the medieval period, but these structures later went out of use, corresponding to a widely documented decline in Scottish towns during the 14th century. During the late 16th century, substantial buildings with cellars on either side of a paved close represent the first appearance of the multi-storey tenement buildings that characterise much of the Old Town. These buildings provide the basis for a discussion of the character of urbanisation in late 16th- and early 17th-century Edinburgh. The cellars were demolished and backfilled with refuse at different dates between the 1640s and 1740s. Finds from these refuse deposits are highly significant as a sample of changing consumption patterns during this period. During the 18th century the area appears to have declined in status and taken on a more industrial character; later, a tannery was established on part of the site by the 1830s, which expanded to cover much of the site by the 1880s.
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2014
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Temporal - Auto Detected 14th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected 16th Century
Subject - Auto Detected Cellars
Subject - Auto Detected Boundary
Subject - Auto Detected Burgage Plots
Temporal - Auto Detected Late 16th
Temporal - Auto Detected 18th Century
Medieval
Subject - Auto Detected Walls
Subject - Auto Detected Tannery
Temporal - Auto Detected Late 16th Century
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22-02-2015