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Watching Brief

Date 20 February 2012 - 22 February 2012

Event ID 992973

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


HY 44945 10770 A watching brief was carried out 20–22 February 2012 during work associated with the construction of a disabled access ramp. Garden soils (19th century) were recorded at a depth of 0.15m in the N end of the area. Two segments of a medieval mortared wall associated with the Earl's Palace were recorded in the centre of the area, with four courses of the E section and three of the W section surviving to at least 0.36m high. The construction cut of the wall was also seen. Stone from the wall had been removed, probably during construction of a footpath and stone steps in the late 19th or early 20th century. Features associated with the N-facing wall of the Earl's Palace Brewhouse were recorded, covered with Terram and sand and left in situ.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: Kirkwall Scottish Court Service

Gavin Lindsay, ORCA


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