Thomas, A., (2009). Land to the Rear of 6 Watergate, Kirkwall, Orkney. Kirkwall, Orkney: Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology.

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Land to the Rear of 6 Watergate, Kirkwall, Orkney
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Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1031513
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A desk-based assessment and archaeological evaluation of land at the rear of 6 Watergate, Kirkwall was undertaken in advance of the proposed development of the site and construction of a dwelling. The desk based assessment suggested that there would be a very strong possibility that important sub-surface early medieval remains relating to the development of Kirkwall survive in-situ in the area and will be disturbed by the development. Five evaluation trenches were excavated across the site to expose and record any below ground archaeological deposits or structures. In all but one of the trenches archaeological remains were encountered. These comprise structural remains which have been interpreted as the basal courses of a substantial wall, or building foundations; a stone-lined drain or culvert; a massive ditch/cut with silt fills; and an extensive rubble deposit / demolition layer. It is likely that these are all medieval in date and may relate to structures that once formed part of the ecclesiastical precinct with the Bishops Palace to the east of the proposal area. Post-medieval and medieval pottery, animal bone, and a fragment of medieval painted vessel glass were recovered from deposits on the site. Nick Card 2009.
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Antonia Thomas
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Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology
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Historic Environment Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Orkney Islands Council (OASIS Reviewer)
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2009
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Site: Land to the Rear of 6 Watergate, Kirkwall
County: ORKNEY ISLANDS
Parish: KIRKWALL AND ST OLA
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 344905, 1010778 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: ANIMAL BONE Uncertain
Find: GLASS Medieval
Find: POTTERY Medieval
Find: POTTERY Post Medieval
Monus: STRUCTURE Medieval
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OASIS Id: orkneyre1-118951
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Bound A4 document
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01 Feb 2018
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