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Gogarburn Hospital

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    CORSTORPHINE; GOGARBURN HOUSE
  • Canmore ID
    50652
  • Site type
    BROOCH (VIKING), HOARD (BRONZE)
  • Parish
    EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
  • Council
    MIDLOTHIAN
  • NGR
    NT 164 719
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.932866N, 3.339698W
  • Archeological notes
    NT17SE 13 164 719. A hoard comprising a Ewart Park type sword, 21 3/4" long, with a 4 1/2" long tongue-shaped chape and a 1 1/8" diameter lock-ring, all dating from the late 8th century BC, was found in 1811 when opening a gravel pit for the erection of the present Gogarburn House, a little S of it. A Finnish-type ring-headed brooch, 3" in diameter was also found at the same time and place. All the finds were donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) in 1866 (Accession nos. DL 6, DL 7, FE 7, and FC 153 respectively). Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1868; J M Coles 1962; S Grieg 1940 When field investigated in 1953, tennis courts occupied the area of this discovery, c. NT 1645 7197. Visited by OS (JFC) 22 December 1953. (Ewart Park type - Northern step 2). Found in a gravel pit opened during the building of Gogarburn House, a little to the S of the house, in 1811. Sword hilt fragment with grip outline visible. Length 54.5cm, terminal width 4.15cm, shoulder width 4.95cm, maximum blade width 4cm. Surface badly corroded, dark green patina on blade, dark bron on hilt, rivets 1 (+1 bl): 2, none in situ. Edinburgh, Huntly House Mueum, (on loan : NMAS DL 6). C B Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Linlithgowshire, Sheet 71854-5
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Edinburghshire, Sheet 51852