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21 July 2020
Can you help?

Can you help?

A request from the John Rae Society: Can any of you help us find anything out about this person?Dashing [...]

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20 July 2020
Archaeology 6: Gateway to Canada and the Arctic?

Archaeology 6: Gateway to Canada and the Arctic?

OS map of 1877OS map from Bing mapsThere was a major road from Clestrain to Coldomo. This was the [...]

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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 1769Account of the Measure of Patrick Honyman’s New House at ClestrainThis [...]

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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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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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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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