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Watching Brief

Date 25 October 2011 - 4 November 2011

Event ID 927418

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


Approximately 90m of the water pipe trench was monitored under this

archaeological watching brief; a series of archaeological features were

recorded and subsequently removed during the course of this trench


The archaeological features uncovered may correlate with the projected

layout of Carzield Roman Fort according to previous investigations, and are

therefore potentially Roman in date. These features included the remains

of four separate areas of cobbled surface, three of which coincide with the

position of a projected barrack block on the south-west edge of the main

Roman road through the fort. The most north-westerly of the surfaces lay

within what would have been the central area of the fort and appeared to

be more refined in its construction. Below the surfaces there were two ditch features extending north-west and south-east, and between the surfaces there were three cut features and a spread. A number of finds have been recovered for further analysis, these include numerous metal fragments (some of which may be hobnails), two possible pieces of tile, one large cast metal object and several pieces of burnt clay.

W Bailie (GUARD archaeology Ltd) November 2011

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