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Lower Gaich, Craggan, Grantown-on-spey

Hearth (Period Unassigned), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Post Hole(S) (Period Unknown), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse(S) (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Rotary Quern(S) (Stone)(Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lower Gaich, Craggan, Grantown-on-spey

Classification Hearth (Period Unassigned), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Post Hole(S) (Period Unknown), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse(S) (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Rotary Quern(S) (Stone)(Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 367915

Site Number NJ02NW 168

NGR NJ 01590 26664

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Cromdale, Inverallan And Advie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Morayshire

Activities

Archaeological Evaluation (2 September 2019 - 11 September 2019)

NJ 01590 26664 to NJ 02095 25310 An evaluation was carried out, 2-11 September 2019, at a distillery development site. Forty-six trenches were excavated across the proposed development site. Trench 3 contained a curvilinear ditch-like feature and a posthole. Trench 39 revealed a second curvilinear ditch and several postholes/small pits. Both trenches were extended to expose the extent of the ditches and any potential relationship.

Both curvilinear ditches comprised the basal remains of a probable structural feature and both contained rotary quern stones. In Trench 3, eleven additional features were recorded comprising ten postholes forming a post-ring and associated sections of a truncated ring-ditch, suggesting that the structure formed a roundhouse. In Trench 39, a total of 29 features, including a stone-lined hearth and multiple postholes, were recorded. These appeared to form the remains of two structures, including a second possible roundhouse. A further nine features, mainly pits, were recorded in six other trenches.

Archive: NRHE

Funder: Gordon and Macphail

Leonie Teufel - AOC Archaeology Group

(Source: DES Vol 20)

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