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Watching Brief

Date 11 March 2015

Event ID 1025723

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


A watching brief was carried out on 11 March 2015, during the excavation of five small holes to allow the installation of survey markers. The location of each hole was chosen to fall within areas known to have been disturbed in previous archaeological excavations. None of the holes required the removal of turf beyond a depth of 140mm. The initial excavation of one of the holes revealed angular fragments of granite, and although it was thought almost certain that these stones were remnants of spoil or backfilled trenches from earlier works, a stonefree, adjacent position was found for that marker to avoid potential damage.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

Andrew Hollinrake 2015

Kirkdale Archaeology

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