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Watching Brief

Date 13 September 2016 - 24 March 2017

Event ID 1048529

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


AOC Archaeology Group was commissioned by the Dunbar Harbour Trust to undertake an archaeological watching brief on the excavation of the former battery of Lamer Island in Dunbar East Lothian, prior to and during consolidation works on the site. The work follows on from a Conservation Plan undertaken by AOC in 2007 and a test pit survey undertaken in June 2016 which discovered a series of wall foundations, flagstone floors and formation levels together with some 18th and 19th century pottery sherds. An element of historic building recording was also undertaken of the exposed vaults building, which was discovered after the removal of blocking of the main entrance to it to the SE side of the battery. The excavations also uncovered the base of the previously obscured walls to the centre of the battery as well as the small room to the south corner of the battery.

Information from OASIS ID: aocarcha1-287559 (R Murray) 2017

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