Kilbride archaeology dig yields interesting finds

By Dr Clare Ellis, Argyll Archaeology Last week we were back at Kilbride church to carry out the archaeological excavation around the base of the west gable door before the start of the consolidation works. The trenches on the interior and exterior of the west gable proved to be very informative. The rubble which had […]

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Day 2 of Kilbride archaeology dig yields more exciting finds

Medieval plasterwork, cobblestone flooring and evidence of architectural renovations over hundreds of years revealed themselves under the hands of Dr Clare Ellis and her team from Argyll Archaeology at the second day of archaeology work at Historic Kilbride. Find out more about these exciting finds in our short video, and please consider making a donation […]

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Update from the Historic Kilbride archaeology dig

We are very excited as the first archaeology dig at Historic Kilbride wraps up this week, with some exciting finds. Today hear about day one of the dig from Dr Clare Ellis of Argyll Archaeology.   If you would like to help fund further important conservation work and archaeological research at Historic Kilbride, please consider […]

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Exciting first day of archaeology work at Kilbride

13/07/20 By Liam Griffin The exploratory dig at the western doorway of the church has begun The archaeologists, led by Dr Clare Ellis of Argyll Archaeology, moved onto site this morning. They have begun by excavating a heap of fallen rubble, overgrown with turf and vegetation, which has blocked the door to the entrance sited […]

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Archaeology work starts at Historic Kilbride

Report by Dr Claire Ellis, Argyll Archaeology “Work has started at Kilbride church near Oban. The current church dates from 1706 but there is compelling evidence that a church stood here in the 13th century. Last week we carried out a photographic survey of the west gable of Kilbride church, prior to consolidation works of […]

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Sign of the Times: Kilbride’s Scheduled Monument Status Signs Go Up

By Liam Griffin Friends of Kilbride are delighted to announce that Historic Environment Scotland(HES) have amended the entry in the schedule of monuments which refers to Historic Kilbride. Officially titled “ Kilbride Chapel, Church and Churchyard,” the site is now on the record as being of significant historical importance. The scheduling brings with it the […]

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The Kilbride story comes to life with new interpretive signs

By Michelle McAnally Preserver-in-Chief Liam Griffin has been busy this summer producing interpretive signage for the Kilbride graveyard. Liam has performed many hours of in-depth research over the years, and with his creative flair (and handy work skills) has made the stories of the people buried here come alive. From the legendary Sacred Aisle of […]

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