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Location: Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, Falkirk
Dates: 21st July to 4th August 2018
Cost: None. Transport & food not provided.
Age: 16+
Training / Experience: No experience necessary
Accommodation: No
Organization: Falkirk Local History Society
Name: Geoff Bailey
Address: Falkirk Musuem, Callendar House, Falkirk, FK1 3EZ
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01324 503783
Web: N/A

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Kinneil House with the lost ha-ha next to the gate piers in 1910 [Photo Credit: Falkirk Local History Society]

Kinneil House with the lost ha-ha next to the gate piers in 1910 [Photo Credit: Falkirk Local History Society]

This season’s excavation will explore the 17th century designed landscape of Kinneil Park. The House was owned by the Dukes & Duchesses of Hamilton and was erected by the Earl of Arran in the 1560s. The grounds were laid out afresh in the 1690s and included a series of features, such as the walled garden, orchard, ha-ha, kennels, etc that we will be investigating. Trenches will also be placed to see if an earlier house existed.

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