Angus HER - NO56SE0101 - BRECHIN CATHEDRAL

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Primary ReferenceNO56SE0101
NameBRECHIN CATHEDRAL
NRHE Card No.NO56SE12
NRHE Numlink 35055
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Site Form Documentary Record Only
Site Condition Destroyed
Details In February 1996 SUAT carried out a watching brief over groundworks for improvements within the grounds of Brechin Cathedral (NO56SE0012). The watching brief confirmed that the existing access area overlies what was once part of a medieval cemetery, showing that the entrance to the cathedral has been widened since the medieval period. The depth at which burials were found, at only 0.6m below the existing ground surface, implies that the ground surface has been reduced since the medieval period. This change most likely occurred during the extensive rebuilding work of the early 19th century. The human remains indicated that the burials were in situ and in keeping with standard Christian burial practice (extended, supine, and aligned W-E). Fortunately, as so few human remains had to be disturbed during this project, it was possible to rebury them close to their point of displacement.
Last Update17/07/2019
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Easting: 359595.08, Northing: 760107.742

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National Grid Reference: NO 5959 6010



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Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
1996 Watching-Brief

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