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Standing Building Recording

Date February 2010

Event ID 880379

Category Recording

Type Standing Building Recording


NT 21726 5920 A programme of monitoring, recording and excavation was begun on 8 February 2010 as part of an ongoing long-term project to stabilise and conserve Penicuik House. During the 2010 season the removal of rubble and cleaning of the central part of the house revealed evidence for the function of different areas. Paint surviving on the stone stair treads of the western pencheck stair revealed that it has been straightened at its base to enter into the front hall, rather than following its original curve. A cellar was also discovered and excavated in the entrance hall. A number of tunnels were detected to the S of the house, these appear to pass under the building, but have yet to be investigated and

recorded. As each area of the house is cleared of rubble and

made safe elevations and floor plans are being created, and these will contribute to the production of a complete drawn record of the house.

Archive: Project ongoing

Funder: Penicuik House Preservation Trust

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