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Excavation

Date February 2004 - March 2004

Event ID 1002668

Category Recording

Type Excavation

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1002668

NS 5000 3669 The foundation trenches for a new hall were excavated in February and March 2004 and confirmed the presence of a deposit, at least 0.7m deep and containing disarticulated bones, interpreted as the remains of an extremely disturbed burial ground. This was sealed by 0.3m of topsoil, beneath which, within the excavated trenches, were 23 fairly undisturbed articulated burials. The majority of the burials were accompanied by shroad pins, and fragments of wooden coffins and coffin nails were also detected. The artefacts indicate that the burials dated to the 18th or 19th centuries. A midden deposit contained residual medieval pottery. Two earlier walls, probably post-medieval and used as foundations for later walls, were also uncovered.

Report lodged with WoSAS SMR and the NMRS.

Sponsor: Galston Parish Church

E Stuart, H James 2004

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