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13 July 2020
Archaeology 5: A look into the drains

Archaeology 5: A look into the drains

Here is the trench running along the north facade of the Hall of Clestrain. It shows the slabs, which cover [...]

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9 July 2020
Archaeology 4: East Pavilion

Archaeology 4: East Pavilion

This section was cut across the demolished east pavilion. It uncovered a flagged floor, patched and leveled at various phases [...]

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6 July 2020
Hall original Bill of Materials - 1769

Hall original Bill of Materials - 1769

The Hall of Clestrain: measurement and bill for materials 1769 Account of the Measure of Patrick Honyman’s New House at Clestrain This [...]

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30 June 2020
Archaeology 3: Treasure found !

Archaeology 3: Treasure found !

We cleared an area in front of the stair to see what the courtyard surface was like. It is largely [...]

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26 June 2020
Archaeology 2: North Face

Archaeology 2: North Face

This shot shows an extension to the north face area. It goes past the northwest corner of the Hall. Behind [...]

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24 June 2020
Archaeology 1: Stone Curbing

Archaeology 1: Stone Curbing

This shows the recently uncovered stone curbing at the North end of the Hall. The interior has been closed [...]

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5 June 2020
New discoveries at the Hall!

New discoveries at the Hall!

Our President, Andrew Appleby is very keen to explore the archaeology of The Hall of Clestrain. Andrew feels that there [...]

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7 May 2020
JRS acquire funding from Orkney Island Council

JRS acquire funding from Orkney Island Council

The John Rae Society board of trustees are delighted that Orkney Islands Council (OIC), through the Community Development Fund (CDF), [...]

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29 April 2020
New designs for the Hall ?

New designs for the Hall ?

We were cheered the other day to receive these paintings from the pupils in Class P1-4 at the North Walls [...]

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22 April 2020
New committee members

New committee members

Our committee has grown recently and we welcome: James GrieveMichelle ScottBarbara RaeandLiz Macinally They are actively participating in our on-line video meetings [...]

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