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Watching Brief

Date September 2005 - November 2005

Event ID 551523

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NS 397 751 An archaeological watching brief was carried out between September and November 2005 on the ground-breaking works associated with the redevelopment of the former Ballantine's Distillery at Castle Street, Dumbarton. No significant archaeological features or artefacts were encountered. Most of the area excavated revealed made ground of depths between 2.0m and 4.0m, with only small sporadic areas of natural alluvial material, mainly close to the NW edge of the site at depths of 2.0 m. This is the area of the development site closest to Riverside Parish Church and the historic core of Dumbarton, and the area of the site most likely to have archaeological features. The fact that no archaeological features were encountered here, only natural subsoil directly beneath modern made ground, indicates that any archaeological features that may have once been present have since been removed by modern construction, presumably associated with the former distillery.

Archive to be deposited in NMRS.

Sponsor: The Carvill Group.

V Clements 2006

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