Angus HER - NO64SW0202 - ARBROATH ABBEY

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Primary ReferenceNO64SW0202
NameARBROATH ABBEY
NRHE Card No.NO64SW18
NRHE Numlink 35546
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Site Form Documentary Record Only
Site Condition Unknown
Details Excavations were undertaken in 2000 by SUAT in advance of the new Arbroath Abbey Visitor Centre. Part of the original wall around the Abbey was uncovered, together with a fragment of a previously unknown gateway and traces of a metalled road into the Abbey precinct. Four human burials were recovered within the area enclosed by the wall and may represent the burial of medieval monks. Finds included a large number of carved stones, some with mason-marks, dumps of stone chippings, metal working debris, coins, window glass, pottery, buckles and animal bones. Subsequent watching briefs were carried out in March 2000 during underpinning of a burial enclosure wall adjacent to the site and between May 2000 and June 2001 on groundworks and landscaping associated with construction of the centre.
Last Update24/07/2019
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 364250.08473581, Northing: 741344.471105271

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National Grid Reference: NO 6425 4134



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2000 Excavation
2000 Watching-Brief
2001 Watching-Brief

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Ecofact

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Palynology
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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
WALLSABBEYREMAINS OFB100
BURIALSHUMAN C100
STONES CARVEDD100
MASON-MARKS  E100
COINS  F100
POTTERY  G100
BUCKLES  H100
GLAZING WINDOWI100
BONES ANIMALJ100