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Arbroath, Cliffburn Road

Lithic Scatter (Prehistoric), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Pottery Scatter (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Arbroath, Cliffburn Road

Classification Lithic Scatter (Prehistoric), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Pottery Scatter (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 304864

Site Number NO64SE 81

NGR NO 6559 4178

NGR Description NO 6559 4178 and NO 6555 4171

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Arbroath And St Vigeans
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Activities

Archaeological Evaluation (5 May 2009 - 9 May 2009)

NO 6559 4178 An evaluation consisting of 13 trenches, totalling 3674m2, was undertaken on 5–9 May 2009 prior to a proposed housing development on a c4.94ha greenfield site. Most of the trenches contained no archaeological features and only a few artefacts were recovered from the topsoil. However, the western end of Trench 6 contained a number of prehistoric features which on the basis of form and artefacts can be provisionally interpreted as the remains of a ring ditch roundhouse and ancillary pit features.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Stewart Milne Homes

Lindsay Dunbar – AOC Archaeology Group

Excavation (May 2009 - August 2010)

NO 6555 4171 A programme of works was undertaken in May 2009 and August 2010 in respect of a proposed housing development. Trial trenching across 7% of the c4.94ha development area was conducted in May 2009. The majority of the trenches contained no archaeological features and only a few artefacts were recovered from the topsoil. However, the western end of Trench 6 contained a number of prehistoric features which, on the basis of form and artefacts, were provisionally interpreted as the remains of a ring ditch roundhouse and ancillary pit features. As in situ preservation was not possible mitigation entailed the formal excavation of an area of 45 x 45m centred over the roundhouse.

The excavation in August 2010 uncovered two distinct coherent structures. A 14m diameter ring ditch roundhouse and a 7m diameter post ring roundhouse, along with a small number of associated features. Finds included small assemblages of pottery, lithics and coarse stone. A programme of post-excavation works will follow.

Archive: RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: Stewart Milne Homes

Lindsay Dunbar – AOC Archaeology Group

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