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ID:EHG196
External Ref:MRK12
Name:Evaluation - Manse Road, Kingussie, Kingussie and Insh
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:Jan 2012

Description

Archaeological trial trenching was conducted by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS) between 16th and 25th January 2012 in advance of development of four new house sites at land adjacent to Manse Road, Kingussie. A desk-based assessment had been conducted prior to commencement of the evaluation in order to assess the archaeological potential of the area.

Seven trenches totalling 254m², 14.9% of the total site area (1,707m²), were excavated across the site. The actual area covered was greater than the 9.1% originally proposed in the Written Scheme of Investigation due to the extension of Trench 1 to fully investigate Feature 1. Topsoil and modern deposits were removed by machine equipped with a flat-bladed ditching bucket to reveal the subsoil surface. This activity was conducted under constant archaeological supervision. Three features were identified during the evaluation, all of which were of archaeological interest. Feature 1 was located in trench 1, feature 2 in trench 3 and feature 3 in trench 4. All other trenches were sterile of archaeology. The features were a possible pit, wall footings from an experimental vernacular building erected by Kingussie Folk Museum in the early 1980s and a stone spread. These features were excavated and recorded. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • TRIAL TRENCH

Images

Initial site visit (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesInitial site visit (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLooking towards St Columba's Church (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesInitial site visit (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesInitial site visit (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesInitial site visit (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesPre-ex shot of site (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 1 with [1] starting to appear (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 2 - post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 2 - post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 3 - post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 3 with [2] in foreground (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 4 with [3] in top left-hand corner (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 4 soil profile (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 5 post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 5 post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 6 post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Servicestrench 6 post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 7 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesPre-ex shot (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesTrench 3 profile (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesShot of the [3] section (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 post-cleaning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 post-cleaning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 post-cleaning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 post-cleaning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 post-cleaning (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 2 part cleaned (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 2 part cleaned (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 2 post-cleaning (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 2 post-cleaning (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesGeneral shot (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 2 wall section (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 2 wall section (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesGeneral shot (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 2 shot of the wall showing an embedded Fresca can (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 mid-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 mid-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 cleaning back (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 post-ex (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 Mid-ex shot of sections D and E (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 south facing section B (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 north facing section C (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 south facing section D (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesFeature 1 showing sections (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesChurch wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesChurch wall (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesCeramic drain pieces (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesDecorated pottery sherds (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesPlain pottery sherds (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesGlass and plastic pieces (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesStone and bone finds (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesCopper alloy link (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services

Reports

Report for an evaluation at Kingussie in 2012  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (File size: 1960 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 76133 00717 (22m by 54m)
Map Sheet:NH70SE
Civil Parish:KINGUSSIE AND INSH
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Location:Manse Road

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2012. Manse Road, Kingussie: Erection of 4 houses Trial Trenching Evaluation Data Structure Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG55724Experimental building - Manse Road, Kingussie (Monument)
MHG55725Possible pit - Manse Road, Kingussie (Monument)
MHG55723Undated stone spread - Manse Road, Kingussie (Monument)

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