Research

20 September 2020
John Rae's steps - almost!

John Rae's steps - almost!

#ScotandDigsDigitalWell! You know that Sigrid and I initially found a paved entrance to the northern side of The Hall of Clestrain. [...]

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24 August 2020
Archaeology 9: Wot the drains?

Archaeology 9: Wot the drains?

The President of the John Rae Society – Andrew Appleby, talks about the recently discovered drains at the Hall of [...]

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6 August 2020
Archaeology 7: The Team

Archaeology 7: The Team

We thought we would show you some of the team who are doing the archaeology at the Hall of [...]

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3 August 2020
Box restored

Box restored

This beautiful round box belonged to John Rae when he was working for Hudson’s Bay Company. It was kindly given [...]

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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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