Garthdee, Gravel Pit

Sand And Gravel Workings

Site Name Garthdee, Gravel Pit

Classification Sand And Gravel Workings

Alternative Name(s) Aberdeen; Garthdee Road; Kaimhill Farm

Canmore ID 207822

Site Number NJ90SW 236

NGR NJ 9219 0312

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Ordnance Survey licence number 100020548. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90SW 236 9219 0312

Nothing is now visible of this gravel-pit, which is first depicted on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire, 1904, sheet lxxxvi.NW). Some years ago the abandoned pit was landscaped and converted into a caravan park, but this too is now disused.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, ARG), 28 July 2003.


Archaeological Evaluation (7 June 2010 - 5 July 2010)

NJ 9218 0316 An evaluation was carried out 7 June–5 July 2010 on the eastern part of a development site at Garthdee Campus. The work was considered necessary due to the proximity of a previously excavated Neolithic structure (NJ90SW 268). A trial trench evaluation carried out 7–11 June 2010 revealed the remains of a building marked on an early 20th-century OS map. This building was probably associated with the gravel

pit (NJ90SW 236) that is marked on the same map and which the evaluation trenches indicated had been used for modern landfill. A cluster of possible pits and features, one of which contained a flint blade of Early Neolithic date, were also recorded during the evaluation. A subsequent excavation on 5 July 2010 revealed that the possible pit features were tree boles. The discovery of the flint blade in the upper fill of one these features probably reflects the effect of bioturbation.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Robert Gordon University

Iraia Arabaolaza and Alastair Becket – GUARD


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