The restoration of the stone wall and arch leading to the stables and enclosing the kitchen garden occurred in two distinct phases.
It was an undertaking which involved many disciplines. Among these were experts in stone masonry, archaeology, and conservation. The restoration site became an archaeological dig.
Among the discoveries were a Glasgow Smoking Pipe, bottle fragments of Lea Perrins, Worcestershire Sauce, and the “Mystery Lady.”
Photographs are courtesy of the following: Robin McKee, Hamilton Civic Museums, City of Hamilton and Historic Horizon Inc.