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Date 27 June 2013

Event ID 993345

Category Recording

Type Excavation


NS 0878 6458 A watching brief was carried out on 27 June 2013 during the excavation of two trenches for new signs. The first sign was placed in the castle courtyard, the second replaced an existing sign on the top of the moat embankment E of the Ticket Office. Two small test trenches were also opened in the courtyard to test the depth of topsoil.

The areas exposed revealed that there are intact archaeological horizons in the courtyard 280mm below the current ground surface. Although the levelling material above the in situ archaeological deposits seems to have been introduced in modern times, the imported material appeared to contain material of much older date.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Historic Scotland

David Murray, Kirkdale Archaeology, 2013

(Source: DES)

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