Dundrennan Abbey

archaeological investigation within the south range of a Cistercian house in Kirkcudbrightshire (Dumfries & Galloway), Scotland

Gordon Ewart (Author)

Stephen Carter (Contributor)

Naomi Crowley (Contributor)

Andrew Dunn (Contributor)

Harry Kenward (Contributor)

Coralie Mills (Contributor)

Tanya O'Sullivan (Contributor)

Alan Radley (Contributor)

Dorothy Rankin (Contributor)

Robert Will (Contributor)

Geoquest Associates (Contributor)

David Connolly (Contributor)

Ruby Céron-Carrasco (Contributor)

Sewers, Ecclesiastical Architecture, Abbey, Geophyiscal survey, Fieldwork, Cistercian House, Block Undercroft, Cistercian Abbey Cloister, Gardens, Flooding, Cloister, Midden, Trial Trenches, Timber Buildings, Excavations, Sherds, Ceramic
Medieval, late medieval, 12th century


The remains of the south-west corner of the 12th-century Cistercian abbey cloister at Dundrennan (National Grid Reference: NX 7492 4750) were cleared of rubble and 19th-century landscaping infill over four seasons of fieldwork in the early 1990s. Elements of the warming house, novice's day room, great drain and latrine block undercroft were revealed. Coupled with a short programme of geophysical survey and test-trenching, new evidence of the sequence of building for the abbey was revealed by excavation. The project was funded by Historic Scotland.


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Ewart, Gordon, Stephen Carter, Naomi Crowley, Andrew Dunn, Harry Kenward, Coralie Mills, Tanya O'Sullivan, et al. 2001. “Dundrennan Abbey: Archaeological Investigation Within the South Range of a Cistercian House in Kirkcudbrightshire (Dumfries & Galloway), Scotland”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 1 (January):1-92. https://doi.org/10.9750/issn.2056-7421.2001.1.1-92.