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19th-century buildings uncovered at brewery

posted 19 Nov 2012, 11:48 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 19 Nov 2012, 12:24 ]

Secrets of Edinburgh’s industrial past have been unearthed by archeologists excavating the former Fountainbridge Brewery site.

Foundations of a key 19th-century building – and several walls – have been discovered buried under two metres of ground and demolition debris.

The find is believed to predate the famous Fountainbridge brewery, which opened in 1856 and closed in 2004.

Features include a furnace and flues and a large number of glass bottles and glass waste.