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Castle Rushen, Castletown, Isle of Man: Archaeological Evaluation Report

Bates, Andrew (2010) Castle Rushen, Castletown, Isle of Man: Archaeological Evaluation Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Submitted)

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Abstract

A series of shallow, machine-cut trenches in the area formerly occupied by the moat at Castle Rushen, designed to assess the nature of the stratigraphy below the topsoil, have revealed widespread deposits of demolition rubble. This was not excavated, but appeared to be of late nineteenth-century or early twentieth-century date. The apparent utility of the moat for the disposal of demolition debris suggests that there will be a number of layers of earlier, similar material. The positioning of eighteenth-century buildings at a level higher than the presumed original base of the moat lends weight to this interpretation. The work was commissioned by Manx National Heritage, and carried out by Oxford Archaeology North. Following the excavation, the ground was reinstated. No artefacts were collected.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Isle of Man
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1495
Deposited By: Mr Peter Schofield
Deposited On:14 Feb 2014 15:48
Last Modified:14 Feb 2014 15:48

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