at the Site
The excavations which commenced at the end of April 1999, were
funded by the Environment and Heritage Service.
Thomas McErlean, Director of the
Centre for Maritime Archaeology had a team led by Norman Crothers.
The site of the mill itself is on
private property and is not open to the public. The trenches were below high tide and
have been backfilled.
It had been intended that
archaeological information from the dig would be published officially in
the year 2000, but more extensive investigations caused a postponement. In 2002 a preliminary account was publish
as a chapter in a report entitled:
“Strangford Lough: An Archaeological Survey of the Maritime Cultural
McErlean, T., McConkey, R. and Forsythe, W., 2002, Blackstaff Press
704pp. ISBN: 0856407232.
This was followed in
December 2007 by a detailed account in: “Harnessing the Tides: The Early
Medieval Tide Mills at Nendrum Monastery, Strangford Lough”
McErlean, T. and Crothers, N., 2007, The Stationery Office, UK. ISBN:
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