Abbot House Dunfermline Paranormal Investigation

Abbot House Dunfermline Paranormal Investigation

Afterdark Paranormal Ltd

Episode 5 Abbot House Dunfermline 09th August 2014

As the oldest surviving building within Dunfermline town, and a survivor of the Great Fire of Dunfermline in 1624, the building is indicative of the changing styles of Scottish architecture from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

The earliest phase of the house was a two-story rectangular block of at least two storeys, built into the existing precinct wall. The tour of the house reveals many early features of the changing form of the house, including crow-stepped gabling from an early exterior wall within the 'Industrial Room', and a number of excavated fireplaces and ranges now within the cafe area.

Highlights include a frescoed wall painting, dated to 1571, which may depict scenes from a middle-Scots translation of Virgil, in the principal room of the first floor of the house, as well as a 14th-century tracery window.

Trial excavations were begun in the garden of the house in 1988, followed by further work in 1992, and again in 1993 and 1994, excavating eleven separate areas in total. Excavations within the garden in the 1990s revealed various finds, including a very large dog, likely a deer or wolfhound, that measured approximately 86 cm at the shoulder. Other finds included a selection of medieval glazed and unglazed pottery sherds, costume fittings and personal accessories, and ironwork. Two ceramic 'counters', associated with medieval and early modern games and gambling, and a selection of clay pipes, were found on site. Early coinage, from the 14th to the 17th century, was also discovered.

The Event:
Join Afterdark Paranormal Investigations team for what will be a very interesting evening at this fantastic location.

Vigils & Experiments:
The event will include various vigils and experiments which everyone will have the opportunity to participate in if they would like too, these will include lone vigils, ouija board experiments, human pendulum experiments, EMF experiments, EVP experiments and many more.

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