The History of Leith

January 24, 2012

Archaeological dig at High Level Bridge reveals secrets

TIMES may seem tough in the current economic squeeze but a city centre dig suggests that our Tyneside ancestors had rather more to bleat about. Two arches of the High Level Bridge, opposite the Bridge Hotel in Newcastle, have been investigated by archaeologists. They were called in after preliminary boreholes in advance of renovation work on the arches produced finds of sheep bones. for more click here

(Note-There was a Sheephead Close in Leith now removed)

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