The History of Leith

February 26, 2007

Significant Clue to Leith’s History Found in Pilrig Park

The remains of an English fort from the 1560 Siege of Leith have been discovered in Pilrig Park, Edinburgh, in one of the most significant archaeological finds in recent years.

The remains are thought to be of Somerset’s Battery (or mount), one of two major forts linked by trenches that encircled Leith in 1560. Experts believe the finds are the only 16th Century siege works found in Britain, and therefore in military terms, are some of the most important in the country, if not Europe. for more click here

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