Excavations at Cammo House, Edinburgh


02 August 2019
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Volunteers are welcome at the ongoing excavations at Cammo House, where archaeologists have been at work on a three-year project to unlock the secrets of the Cammo estate.

Volunteers are welcome at the ongoing excavations at Cammo House, where archaeologists have been at work on a three-year project to unlock the secrets of the Cammo estate.

Team members will be on site briefly in August and then on Mondays from 2 September. 

Recent finds

As reported on a blog from Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society here, on the final excavation of the season, fallen masonry was removed and the objective of fully clearing Room 4 was achieved. A selection of good quality finds was recovered, including a pen rest ink bottle, an Ellimans Embrocation bottle (with its stopper) and a virtually undamaged stoneware jar and bottles.

The team also recovered a terminal from an accumulator, many more fragments of the kitchen range including the front grille and also the base of a cast iron girdle and two pot lids. Also while cleaning the finds traces of surviving ash were noted in parts of the ash pan.

An exploratory trench over the gap in the east wall revealed a stone string course or wall foundation.

Find out more about the work of Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society on their website.