Lindsay, G. J., (2012). Disabled Access Ramp, Sheriff Court, Kirkwall, Orkney. Kirkwall, Orkney: Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology.

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Disabled Access Ramp, Sheriff Court, Kirkwall, Orkney
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Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology unpublished report series
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orkneyre1-120502_1.pdf (4 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1031514
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An archaeological watching brief was carried out at the site of a proposed disabled access ramp at Kirkwall Sheriff Courthouse, Watergate, Kirkwall. Garden soils dating from the 19th century were observed in the north end of the monitored area at a depth of 0.15m. Two segments of a medieval mortared wall associated with the Earl's Palace were observed in the centre of the monitored area with four courses of the eastern section and three of the western section surviving up to 0.36m in height. Archaeological deposits, in the form of medieval stone wall footings and post medieval garden soils were found to be present on the site from c 0.35m below the current tarmac level. The construction cut of the wall was also visible at depth. Stone from the wall had been removed, most likely as part of the construction of a footpath and stone steps leading to the Sheriff Court sometime in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, though no evidence of the robber cut remained. The archaeological features associated with what is thought to be the north facing wall of the Earl's Palace brewhouse were recorded in-situ before being covered with Terram and sand and boxed in with fibre board whereafter the construction of the disabled access ramp continued with no further archaeological monitoring.
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G J Lindsay
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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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2012
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Site: Kirkwall Sheriff Court
County: ORKNEY ISLANDS
Parish: KIRKWALL AND ST OLA
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 344945, 1010770 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: NONE None
Monus: GARDEN Post Medieval
Monus: PALACE Medieval
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OASIS Id: orkneyre1-120502
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A4 spiral bound
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01 Feb 2018
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