Reconnaissance excavations on early historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84:1, excavations near St Abb's Head, Berwickshire, 1980

Leslie Alcock (Author)

Elizabeth Alcock (Author)

Sally Foster (Author)


Keyword(s):
Monastic Vallum, Bank, Timber Palisades, Wall
Period(s):
7th Century Anglian, Centuries Ad Auadp

Abstract


The headland known as St Abb's Nunnery was shown to bear a late med secular hall and enclosing wall, identifiable as Rampart Hall. The preferred site for the 7th century Anglian monastery is Kirk Hall, where a massive turf bank may be identified as the monastic vallum. This had been preceded by two timber palisades, one of them 14C-dated to 7th-8th centuries AD. Au(adp)

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Published
30-11-1987
How to Cite
Alcock, L., Alcock, E., & Foster, S. (1987). Reconnaissance excavations on early historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84:1, excavations near St Abb’s Head, Berwickshire, 1980. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 116, 255-279. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9270
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