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Trial Trench

Date 4 August 2014 - 8 August 2014

Event ID 1001787

Category Recording

Type Trial Trench


A trial trench evaluation comprising three hand excavated test pits along the length of the courtyard to the rear of Huntly House recorded a limited number of features. Below the west property boundary wall in Trench 3 a midden pit was found containing fragments of glazed and unglazed Scottish White Gritty Ware pottery this is likely to date from the medieval period and may be associated with an earlier layout of property boundaries. A putative kerb or paving remnant and post-hole recorded in Trench 2 may be associated with more recent activity on the site. Shallow make-up deposits were found overlying natural towards the north end of the site and buried garden soils survived to the south end of the site.

Information from Alan Hunter Blair (GUARD Archaeology Limited) 30 October 2014. OASIS ID: guardarc1-192835

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