Clothing found on a Skeleton discovered at Quintfall Hill, Barrock Estate, near Wick

Stewart Orr (Author)


Keyword(s):
Breeches, Blanket, Skull, Cloth, Leather
Period(s):
1681

Abstract


The skeleton of a man, dressed in a complete suit of clothing, was found in a peat moss, lying with the arms straight along the sides, on its face, at a depth of three\r\nfeet from the surface. The body was wrapped in a plaid or blanket, and as this was unfolded the cap and shoes were found above the knees. The hair was long and of reddish colour. Evidently the man had met with a violent death, as the skull showed the mark of a heavy blow. The clothing, in a wonderful state of preservation, consisted of a round, flat bonnet or cap; an outer jacket or coat, tight fitting to the waist and very full-skirted; an inner coat of similar shape and material; an outer pair of breeches cut very wide; an inner pair of breeches, of similar\r\ncut and material; a pair of hose or stockings made of the same cloth as the clothes; a pair of light, low-heeled leather shoes, in fragments; a plaid or blanket'; and a detached shaped piece of cloth.

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Published
30-11-1921
How to Cite
Orr, S. (1921). Clothing found on a Skeleton discovered at Quintfall Hill, Barrock Estate, near Wick. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 55, 213-221. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/7497
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