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Watching Brief

Date 2008

Event ID 575863

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NO 6384 4291 This church dates from the 12th century although there may have been a Christian foundation there since the 7th century. There were additions and modifications to the church in the 13th, 15th and 19th centuries and recently it underwent a programme of consolidation. Since then some of the drains taking rainwater from the church roof have become blocked, necessitating the excavation of trenches to locate and

replace those drains. A watching brief was maintained during the excavation of these small trenches, three against the N wall of the church and four against its S wall. No features of archaeological significance were uncovered, although several disarticulated human bones were recovered where the existing drains had cut through earlier deposits.

Archive and Report: Aberdeenshire Council SMR and RCAHMS

Funder: The Congregational Board of St Vigeans Parish Church

J Lewis (Scotia Archaeology), 2008

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