Technical Report

Ground Penetrating Radar Survey of the Central Area between the Vestry and the Altar and 2 External Areas overlying the former Lady Chapel of Dunfermline Abbey For Dr Michael Penman University of Stirling

Alternative title Dunfermline Draft GPR R2 - 2017

Citation

Penman MA & Utsi E (2017) Ground Penetrating Radar Survey of the Central Area between the Vestry and the Altar and 2 External Areas overlying the former Lady Chapel of Dunfermline Abbey For Dr Michael Penman University of Stirling [Dunfermline Draft GPR R2 - 2017]. University of Stirling [Dr Michael Penman]. Stirling. https://dunfgpr.stir.ac.uk/; https://canmore.org.uk/; https://dunfermlineabbey.com/wwp/

Abstract
These are the results of a ground-penetrating radar pilot survey in search of the remains of the over-built monastic choir of the medieval Benedictine Abbey of Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland. This second stage surveyed the Abbey Church north transept exteriors (east and weast, atop the medieval Lady Chapel) and the central east-end (atop the medieval chancel/altar), identifying numerous possible burials and architectural features at the medieval depths. This work was undertaken on 12-14th June 2017 by Erica Carrick Utsi of EMC Radar Consulting assisted by Dr Oliver O'Grady of OJT Heritage and Dr Michael Penmen of the University of Stirling. The work was commissioned by Dr Penman as part of his research into the medieval royal mausoleum of Dunfermline, with the kind permission of the Abbey Church of Dunfermline Kirk Session, Fife Council and Historic Enviornment Scotland, and funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Erica Utsi is the GPR data report's sole author and retains copyright of its underlying IP and scan data. These results, and those reporting two further pilot stage surveys of 2016 and 2019 (also written by Erica Utsi, available through this repository and the websites of Dunfermline Abbey Church and Historic Environment Scotland [CANMORE database]), are in turn interpreted in our project-end report (also available through these repositories): M. Penman and E.C. Utsi, In Search of the Royal Mausoleum at the Benedictine Abbey of Dunfermline, Fife: Medieval Liturgy, Antiquarianism and a Ground-Penetrating Radar Pilot Survey, 2016- 19 (2020).

Keywords
Radar; geophysical; archaeology; medieval; Scotland; Dunfermline; Benedictine; mausoleum; tomb; altar; liturgy; piety

Notes
This report was written by lead GPR-scanner, Erica Carrick Utsi, commissioned by Dr Michael Penman (History, Heritage and Politics, University of Stirling).

StatusPublished
FundersThe Royal Society of Edinburgh
Publication date05/12/2017
Publication date online02/09/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32227
Publisher URLhttps://dunfgpr.stir.ac.uk/…neabbey.com/wwp/
Place of publicationStirling

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