SAIR 1:Dundrennan Abbey: archaeological investigation within the south range of a Cistercian house in Kirkcudbrightshire (Dumfries & Galloway), Scotland
by Gordon Ewart
with contributions by S Carter, R Céron Carrasco, N Crowley, A Dunn, H Kenward, C Mills, T O'Sullivan, A Radley, D Rankin, B Will and GeoQuest Associates, and illustrations by D Connolly
Published in March 2003 by The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, in association with The Council for British Archaeology and Historic Scotland, in Adobe Acrobat format. Available free of charge (see Terms & Conditions of Use).
The remains of the south-west corner of the 12th-century Cistercian abbey cloister at Dundrennan (National Grid Reference: NX 7492 4750) were cleared of rubble and 19th-century landscaping infill over four seasons of fieldwork in the early 1990s. Elements of the warming house, novice's day room, great drain and latrine block undercroft were revealed. Coupled with a short programme of geophysical survey and test-trenching, new evidence of the sequence of building for the abbey was revealed by excavation. The project was funded by Historic Scotland.
A synthesis of the report, as published in the Transactions of the Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History & Antiquarian Society, volume 85, 2001, 159–71, is available as an HTML file.
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|B||Table of Contents|
|C||List of Illustrations|
|D||List of Tables|
|3||Historical context||Gordon Ewart|
|4||Archaeological stratigraphy||Gordon Ewart|
|5||Geophysics and trial trenches||Gordon Ewart with GeoQuest|
|6||Ceramics||Alan Radley and Bob Will|
|7||Small finds||Andrew Dunn|
|8||Window glass||Andrew Dunn|
|9||Architectural fragments||Andrew Dunn|
|10||Mortar and plaster||Naomi Crowley|
|11||Plant remains||Dorothy Rankin|
|12||Mammals and birds||Tanya O’Sullivan|
|13||Fish and crustaceans||Ruby Céron Carrasco|
|16||Burnt fuel remains||Ruby Céron Carrasco & Coralie Mills|
|17||General discussion||Gordon Ewart|
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