As Paul and Peter (the builders) ripped up the floorboards in what will eventually become the Training Room, Peter found what he originally thought was a large nail.
It measures 8 inches – now that is some size of nail!
Closer inspection of the tip revealed tiny teeth which proved this was not really a nail at all but instead a stone chisel.
Having not really seen a stone chisel up close I searched for photos of them on the internet and sure enough, I came across a few resembling what we had found.
I’m wondering if this chisel has lain underneath the floorboards of the small hall in the Barony St John since the building was erected and the stone chiseled into place back in 1889?