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Date 2 July 2007 - 6 July 2007

Event ID 1026567

Category Recording

Type Excavation


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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