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Watching Brief

Date 16 February 2010 - 18 February 2010

Event ID 884671

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NG 0477 8318

A watching brief was undertaken 16–18 February during excavations to investigate a broken drain Structure 1 at Horgabost, taken from the E during excavation. Volunteers at work at Baile Sear on the W side of the church. The N-facing section of a cut for the rubble filled drain at the E end of the S wall of the

nave contained small fragments of bone; possibly evidence of disturbed human remains, but probably animal bone in redeposited midden material. A basic photographic record was made of the tomb of Alexander Macleod, which had

been threatened by water damage prior to the repair to the drain.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Historic Scotland

A Hollinrake 2010

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