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Watching Brief

Date 25 February 2008 - 16 July 2008

Event ID 577292

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NT 0896 8731 Monitoring works were undertaken between 25 February–16 July 2008 in relation to the development of St Catherine’s Wynd and Monastery Street, next to Dunfermline Abbey. This entailed the repaving and landscaping of St Catherine’s Wynd and Monastery Street as well as the adjoining passage through The Pends. Additional works, such as the felling of trees on Monastery Street, placement of services and street lighting were also covered. Several significant archaeological features were uncovered and recorded. These features related to the extended structure of the Abbey and the Palace as well as the subsequent surrounding industry.

Archive: RCAHMS. Report: WoSAS

Funder: Fife Council Property Services

Alan Matthews (Rathmell Archaeology Limited), 2008

Also reported in Oasis (rathmell1-44431) 26 March 2013

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