Edinburgh, High Street, Tron

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Site Type TRON
Canmore ID 52464
Site Number NT27SE 416
NGR NT 2592 7364
Council EDINBURGH, CITY OF
Parish EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
Former Region LOTHIAN
Former District CITY OF EDINBURGH
Former County MIDLOTHIAN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NT27SE 416 259 736

The salt tron stood in the centre of the High Street, not far from the Tron Church. A view of 1573 shows it as a pillar mounted on steps, with a beam and scales attached to it.
D Wilson 1873; A T Simpson, S Stevenson and N Holmes 1981.

 
Books and References

Simpson, Stevenson and Holmes, A T, S and N (1981) Historic Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: the archaeological implications of development, Scottish burgh survey series {Glasgow}
Page(s): 18 Held at RCAHMS C.3.3.BUR

Wilson, D (1873) Memorials of Edinburgh in the olden time, Edinburgh
Page(s): 249 Held at RCAHMS D.8.3.WIL.R

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