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Date 1983

Event ID 882876

Category Recording

Type Excavation


Jedburgh Abbey Centred NT 6503 2044.

Component No.

Abbot's Hall (site) 3.1

Parlour (remains) 3.2

Day-stair (remains) 3.3

Chapter-house (remains) 3.4

? Treasury (remains) 3.5

? Warming-house (remains) and Reredorter (? site) 3.6

Frater (remains) 3.7

Kitchen (remains) 3.8

Infirmary (remains) 3.9

Meat-kitchen (remains) 3.10

Cloister (primary) (site) 3.11

Cloister (later) (remains) 3.12

Cellarium (remains) 1 3.13

Cellarium (remains) 2 3.14

Several trial trenches were opened to the S of the Abbey precinct to help locate some of the monastic buildings that were to be fully uncovered in 1984. Part of an arch, including some finely tooled masonry, was found below the road (The Bow) to the S of the E range. Its position (formerly adjacent to the Jed Water) suggests it may have been part of the reredorter. At the junction of Abbey Close and The Bow a wall of about 3m height was exposed. Between the road and the Jed Water the construction of a lade that supplied the nearby 19th century silk works may have damaged some of the medieval structures that existed in that area.

Sponsor: SDD (AM)

J Lewis 1983a

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