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Date 4 September 2010 - 13 September 2010

Event ID 881788

Category Recording

Type Excavation


NS 4849 6388 A limited excavation was carried out 4–13

September 2010 on the site of a major medieval drain at

Paisley Abbey. This work followed on from previous work

in 2009 to investigate the construction of the drain and the

deposits surrounding it. Although deep demolition layers

and recent levelling deposits were recorded over most of

the trench, there were areas of undisturbed archaeological

deposits. The remains of a stone foundation uncovered to

the N of the trench could be part of the monastic precinct. In

addition to possible medieval structures, more recent deposits

relating to the buildings and tenements that occupied the site

in the 19th and early 20th centuries were also recorded.

Volunteers from the Renfrew Local History Forum took part

in the excavation.

Archive: RCAHMS. Report: RCAHMS and WoSAS

Funder: Renfrewshire Council Paisley North Local Area Committee,

the Scottish Community Foundation and Historic Scotland

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