Excavations in St Andrews 1980-89: A Decade of Archaeology

Out of print
152pp. 48 illus, 41 tables; ISBN 1-872162-17-7

An account of the rescue excavations carried out by the Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust (SUAT) in St Andrews during the 1980s. The medieval townscape, with its conservation status and concentration of nationally important monuments, has largely escaped redevelopment, enabling the survival of its magnificent heritage of standing buildings and, to a large extent, the archaeological remains beneath them. The results detailed here go some way to addressing two of the perennial research objectives in the study of St Andrews: the nature and origins of its ecclesiastical foundations, and the evolution of its medieval street plan and settlement pattern.