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Date 4 September 2015 - 12 September 2015

Event ID 1023950

Category Recording

Type Excavation


NS 54901 58261 (Canmore ID: 197155) Archaeology Scotland conducted an excavation in partnership with East Renfrewshire Council, 4–12 September 2015. The investigation aimed to assess the location and integrity of any archaeological features or deposits relating to

Thornliebank House (1839–1965). The excavation followed on from a smaller investigation carried out in 2013. Both excavations were part of a wider programme of public engagement with Rouken Glen Park’s heritage, undertaken as part of East Renfrewshire Council’s HLF funded Parks for

People initiative. In keeping with this, the excavation team consisted of public and student volunteers, supervised by the archaeologists from Archaeology Scotland.

A total of five trenches were excavated on the site of Thornliebank House, their locations based upon plans from 1858 and 1895/6. In four of the trenches structural features relating to the house were located at a depth no greater than 0.8m. These features consisted of internal and external wall foundations, a chimney base and surfaces. The structural features were capped by deposits relating to the house’s demolition and subsequent site-levelling events.

Archive and report: NRHE (intended)

Funder: East Renfrewshire Council and Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People, and HES

Phil Richardson – Archaeology Scotland

(Source: DES, Volume 17)

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