April 05, 2006

Medieval Bishop's Palace Site Located

The site of what once was a lavish Bishop’s palace has been discovered in Scotland, it was the ‘country’ residence of the Archbishop of Glasgow.

The palace, near to Bishop Loch, was built around the 13th Century but destroyed three centuries later during the reformation.

Mark Roberts, from Headland Archaeology, said: "It's not very often I look at a field and drool with excitement. I could see the moat, which would have been five metres across, and walls five feet thick. We dug a small number of trenches and found lead from the roof, an awful lot of money and even four sets of bronze cauldron legs."

The palace would have had tapestries, furnishings from across the continent and an ornate chapel.

Man, Bishops just don’t live like they used to!


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