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Watching Brief

Date 2011

Event ID 964503

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NT 21726 59208 A programme of archaeological monitoring, recording and excavation has been ongoing in 2011 as part of a long term project to stabilise and conserve Penicuik House. This year archaeological recording focused on drawing the interior elevations of the two principal central areas of the house. Details of the internal layout of the central part of the house were revealed, including a section with a timber floor, a fireplace and plastered walls. The basement appears to have been for storage, with brick areas and stone shelves for the storage of barrels. To the E of the main hall a number of ceramic and metal flues were revealed in a badly damaged section of wall. These appeared to connect to the boiler found in the sub-basement excavated last year. A detailed record was made of the flues before the wall was reinstated.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: Penicuik House Preservation Trust

Addyman Archaeology, 2011

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