Robertson, A., (2007). Data Structure Report of Archaeological Works (Stage 1) at Burgh Halls, Linlithgow. Headland Archaeology Ltd.

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Data Structure Report of Archaeological Works (Stage 1) at Burgh Halls, Linlithgow
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Headland Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1002945
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A programme of archaeological works was undertaken by Headland Archaeology at Burgh Halls, Linlithgow comprising historic building recording within the Burgh Halls, monitoring of engineering test pits and trial trench evaluation in the garden area to the rear. The work was in advance of proposed refurbishment of the Burgh Halls and construction of a rear extension by West Lothian Council. The building recording was undertaken at the request of the client. The evaluation to the rear of the Burgh Halls lay within a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM No. 90201) and required Scheduled Monument Consent. The evaluation site lies within the historic hub of the medieval settlement. A school situated close to the church was referenced in 1187, whilst a pre-1448 almshouse was located on the east side of the Kirkgate, to the south of the cemetery. A new school was erected in 1625, however during the burgh''s occupation by Cromwell both the school and the almshouse were demolished as part of the refortification of the Palace and Peel (Coleman and Dennison 2000, 82). Map evidence from the early 19th century onwards shows no features or structures in the evaluated area. Work carried out in the 1980`s on the retaining wall on the south side of the garden revealed some medieval or post medieval pottery and human bone. Significant disturbance was likely to have occurred over much of the area as part of the 1980s works. Trial trenching revealed the extent of modern disturbance from the 1980s works and exposed walls possibly relating to the corner of a building surviving beneath this disturbance. The walls appear to predate Wood''s map of the area from the 1820`s. The earliest artefact from the site was redeposited and 17th / 18th century in date; no dateable archaeological finds were associated with the early walls. The walls may relate to one of the structures in the vicinity of the Kirkgate demolished by Cromwell around 1650, or to his refortifications themselves.
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Alistair Robertson
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Headland Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
West of Scotland Archaeological Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2007
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Site: Burgh Halls
Parish: LINLITHGOW
County: WEST LOTHIAN
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 300220, 677210 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Tile Post Medieval
Monus: Structure Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: headland1-32354
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A4 steel spine
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23 Nov 2016
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