Jedburgh Abbey: the archaeology and architecture of a border abbey
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1995 - Architecture - 182 pages
Jedburgh Abbey has long been acknowledges as one of the finest examples of romanesque architecture in Scoland. Following through excavation of the claustral ranges to the south of the church in 1984, new information came to light regarding the everyday life of the community, from its colonisation to abandonment and revealing the abbey in historical, social and yopographical context.
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The 1984 excavations
Excavation within the abbey church 1990
The human burials Richard Grove
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