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Watching Brief

Date 23 July 2012 - 30 July 2012

Event ID 993079

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NT 0897 8731 A watching brief was carried out, 23–30 July 2012, during the lifting of slumped floor slabs within the church. Two trenches were excavated to discover the cause of the subsidence. One trench contained a layer of sand over concrete. The second contained a limited amount of fine sand immediately below the paving. Below the sand was a deposit of fine silt which contained a noticeable area of collapse. The E–W orientation and size of the area, 1.95 x 1.35m, probably reflects the presence of a burial. The bone noted within this area is likely to be human, but perhaps belongs to earlier burials disturbed by the collapsing one.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Historic Scotland

David Murray, Kirkdale Archaeology


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