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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 666336

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NJ26SW 1.00 22185 63051

NJ26SW 1.01 22150 63170 Enclosing Wall and Gates

NJ26SW 1.02 22114 63095 Bishop's House

NJ26SW 1.03 2221 6367 Chapter House

NJ26SW 1.04 2220 6304 St Mary's Aisle

NJ26SW 1.05 2223 6297 South College

NJ26SW 1.06 22090 63157 North College

NJ26SW 1.07 22319 62974 Pans Port and Precinct Wall

NJ26SW 1.08 2220 6301 Meikle Cross

NJ26SW 1.09 c. 221 630 Aberlour Manse

NJ26SW 1.10 c. 221 630 Advie Manse

NJ26SW 1.11 c. 221 630 Auldearn Manse

NJ26SW 1.12 c. 221 630 Botarie Manse

NJ26SW 1.13 c. 221 630 Croy Manse

NJ26SW 1.14 c. 221 630 Dallas Manse

NJ26SW 1.15 c. 221 630 Dipple Manse

NJ26SW 1.16 c. 221 630 Duffus Manse

NJ26SW 1.17 c. 221 630 Duthil Manse

NJ26SW 1.18 c. 221 630 Inveravon's Manse

NJ26SW 1.19 c. 221 630 Kingussie Manse

NJ26SW 1.20 c. 221 630 Kinneddar's Manse (Treasurer's Manse)

NJ26SW 1.21 c. 221 630 Kinnore Manse

NJ26SW 1.22 c. 221 630 Moy Manse

NJ26SW 1.23 c. 221 630 Petty Manse

NJ26SW 1.24 c. 221 630 Rennie Manse

NJ26SW 1.25 c. 221 630 Spynie Manse

NJ26SW 1.26 c. 221 630 Elgin's Manse

NJ26SW 1.27 c. 221 630 Manse (possible)

NJ26SW 1.28 c. 221 629 Lead button

NJ26SW 1.29 2229 6304 Watching Brief

(NJ 2218 6305) Cathedral (NR) In Ruins, on site of Holy Trinity Church (NR)

OS 25" map, (1905)

Elgin Cathedral.

J S Richardson and H B Mackintosh 1950

As described by by J S Richardson and H B Mackintosh 1950.

Visited by OS (R L) 13 December 1962.

NJ 222 630 The decision to introduce an electricity supply into the chapter house, through the SE wall of the octagonal building, prompted an excavation between that building and the Brodie Aisle to its E by Scotia Archaeology Ltd. Just below topsoil were two modern pits, one a sump to take rainwater from the roof of the chapter house, the other containing numerous disarticulated human remains probably derived from burials disturbed during earlier work within the cathedral. At a lower level were two undisturbed burials (probably medieval) which were not excavated.

The remains of two E-W walls, each only 0.55m wide, extended below the N and S walls of the Brodie Aisle, separated by a distance of 8.5m. They had been truncated by the foundations of the NE and SE buttresses of the chapter house and clearly pre-dated that building. Thus far, it has proved impossible to date them more closely or to offer an interpretation of their function. Exploratory trenches were opened within the Brodie Aisle in an unsuccessful effort to trace the E courses of these two early walls.

In addition, a watching brief was maintained during the excavation of cable trenches by Historic Scotland's DEL squad to the N of the cathedral. Nothing of archaeological interest was uncovered within those trenches.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland.

J Lewis 1996

NJ 221 631 Archaeological monitoring was undertaken in February 2004 while a service trench was excavated to the W of the Bishop's House. The trench followed the W wall of the building, starting at the boundary wall to the N and running into the SW part of the structure at its S end. A stone-built drainage culvert was discovered, clearly pre-dating the standing building, and may well be part of the original cathedral layout.

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: HS.

A Radley 2004


Address: Elgin Cathedral, King Street, Elgin, Moray

Postcode: IV30 1HU

Status: Closed for burial but maintained

Size: 0.86 hectares, 2.12 acres

Polygon: Yes

TOIDs: 1000000172691690, 1000000172691691, 1000000172691692, 1000000172691693, 1000000172691694, 1000000172691701, 1000000172691704, 1000000172691705, 1000000172691706, 1000000172691712, 1000000172691715, 1000000172691718

Number of gravestones: Not known

Earliest gravestone: Not known

Most recent gravestone: Not known

Description: Graveyard associated with a cathedral (ruined)

Data Sources: OS MasterMap checked 29 June 2005

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