17th century boundary wall found at Edinburgh castle

Published on January 12th, 2011 | by Admin


Excavations at Edinburg Castle have uncovered the remains of a boundary wall which dates back to the 1600s.

CFA Archaeology will now look at the surrounding area to gain a clearer understanding of what it was part of.

A trench dug for one of more than 100 concrete pad foundations for the new stands revealed the remains of a wall around 1m (3.3ft) wide.

The works are part of a Scheduled Monument Consent granted by ministers.

Last year the team found the foundations of the artillery bastion, known as the spur, that formed part of the outer defences dating to the 1540s.

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