Keys to the Past

Medieval and post-medieval deposits at Palace Green (Berwick upon Tweed)

Excavations took place on the possible site of a Carmelite Friary in 2001. A number of rubbish pits were excavated and contained animal bones and seashells, as well as ash and clinker from hearths. Many fragments of medieval pottery were also recovered. Soil samples showed the rubbish contained remains of barley, wheat, breadwheat, oat and rye grains. Industrial waste products indicated ironworking was carried out in the vicinity. The medieval ground level was much lower than the modern-day street level.

Reference number:N14949
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Archaeological evaluation at Palace Green, Berwick-upon-Tweed 2001; PRE-CONSTRUCT ARCHAEOLOGY

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Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed

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