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Dean's Park

Linear Feature(S) (Period Unassigned), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dean's Park

Classification Linear Feature(S) (Period Unassigned), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 367950

Site Number NH78NE 120

NGR NH 79134 89414

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Activities

Watching Brief (19 November 2018 - 27 November 2018)

NH 79134 89414 A watching brief was carried out, 19-27 November 2018, in advance of the construction of housing development. In 2008 Alba Archaeology undertook a trial trench evaluation and a desk-based assessment. This work uncovered a range of archaeological features, including ditches and a ring ditch, which were recorded as a prehistoric burial enclosure.

The 2018 watching brief in one area of the 2008 site uncovered a ring ditch and three pit defined circular structures, as well as three linear ditches. The ring ditch was smaller than the one uncovered in 2008. The shape and size of the cuts of the pit-defined structures suggest that they once held cut planks rather than split or whole timbers, which suggests a form related to early historic or later dates. The finds from the features include charcoal and slag. No interior features were identified in any of the circular structures, therefore no clear conclusion about the function of them has been made. A post medieval boundary ditch running N-S across the site, was removed during the works.

Archive: NRHE

Funder: Pat Munro (Alness) Ltd

Leonie Teufel - AOC Archaeology

(Source: DES Vol 20)

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