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Watching Brief

Date 5 September 2013

Event ID 994314

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief


NS 816 463 A watching brief was undertaken on 5 September 2013 during the installation of a new sign for Nethan Gorge. A rectangular slot aligned SW–NE and measuring 0.3 x 1m and 700mm in depth was excavated. The topsoil consisted of a c230mm deep mid to pale brown very fine silt overlying a brownish orange very sandy silt. Two large stones, one with a flat upper surface and one with a flat upper surface and outer face, were located at the NE end of the slot at a depth of 220mm. This feature extended the width of the trench and was 100mm high. The limited nature of the excavation made it difficult to ascertain the function of the feature, but it is possible that they represent the ephemeral remains of either a wall or the base of a wall.

Archive: RCAHMS. Report: Historic Scotland

Funder: Sandblast Sign Company

Rebecca Shaw, Rebecca Shaw Archaeological Services, 2013

(Source: DES)

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