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A Building Stone Assessment of sandstone in Iona Nunnery and at Carsaig quarry on Mull

Albornoz-Parra, L.J.; Tracey, E.A.; Gillespie, M.R.. 2015 A Building Stone Assessment of sandstone in Iona Nunnery and at Carsaig quarry on Mull. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 42pp. (CR/15/002N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report presents the outcomes of a project commissioned by Historic Scotland to determine, using a combination of archival records and geological evidence, whether blocks of sandstone in Iona Nunnery (a Scheduled Monument on the island of Iona) came from Carsaig quarry (a long-disused quarry on the south coast of Mull). The report also considers the feasibility of sourcing new stone to use in future repairs to the nunnery from Carsaig quarry and from the remains of nearby Carsaig pier. Details of the most suitable commercially available stones from elsewhere in the UK are also provided, should it prove not possible or not practical to obtain new stone from Carsaig quarry or Carsaig pier.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: Historic Scotland
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This report made open to all with permission of Historic Scotland March 2015. This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 16 Mar 2015 14:37 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510173

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