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Date 1975 - 1976

Event ID 1006306

Category Recording

Type Excavation


In 1975-6 excavations were carried for the Scottish Development Department on garden ground to the south-east of the standing remains of the abbey. This revealed evidence of intensive occupation throughout the monastery's existence from the 12th to the 16th centuries. The area was possibly used as a masons' lodge during the construction of the church and cloister, and later cleared before the end of the 12th century to accommodate the infirmary hall and its associated buildings. This had been largely abandoned by the end of the 15th century when its remaining walls were partially taken down and another dwelling erected upon the site. This was destroyed in the following century and the remains were used as stone quarry before reverting to open ground.

Tabraham 1984, 365-404

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