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Watching Brief

Date 22 July 1998 - 30 July 1998

Event ID 882951

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NT 5915 3167 A watching brief was conducted in July 1998. A hearth and ruined chimney breast on the floor over the late 12th-century Chapter House were dismantled in order to waterproof the surface. The base of the chimney breast proved to be in situ, probably built in the 16th century when the Commendator's House was built in the ruins of the Dormitory. It was laid on a flaggy surface which may have been an earlier floor level, or the bedding material used to level over the top of the Chapter House vault below, so that a floor could be laid.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

P Sharman 1998

Kirkdale Archaeology

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