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Excavation

Date 2 July 2007 - 6 July 2007

Event ID 1026567

Category Recording

Type Excavation

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1026567

NS 0878 6460 An archaeological excavation was undertaken to establish the heights of two vault crowns and several wall heads prior to the laying of a new floor and associated drainage in the room immediately to the S of the Great Hall of the Gatehouse of Rothesay Castle. These excavations revealed several phases of building activity, reduction and repair.

A further vault crown was left unexcavated as it lay below the recommended 200 mm depth of excavation below the existing floor level. Additionally, a section of wall head between the NW Tower and the Gatehouse was drawn, numbered and recorded photographically prior to reinstatement and re-pointing works.

Information from OASIS ID: kirkdale1-249621 (P Fox) 2007

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