Archaeological mitigation was required to minimise the heritage impact of a new 33kv underground electricity cable trench at Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge, Grantown on Spey. The mitigation involved a Desk-based Assessment in advance of development work followed by a watching brief and recording during development ground work. The site lies in an area where it is possible that human interments were present alongside Abernethy Old Kirk Listed Building, and nearby to Castle Roy Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The Desk Based Assessment noted five sites close by including the Church and Castle as well as a brooch find and nearby bridge.
The watching brief was undertaken on the 23rd of November in snowy conditions. This monitored the whole length of new trench. No archaeologically significant remains were identified and no further work is recommended. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Emma Malone & Lynne McKeggie. 2017. Watching Brief - Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge, Grantown on Spey. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.
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Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge, Grantown on Spey
Centred NJ 0061 2182 (39m by 19m)
ABERNETHY AND KINCARDINE
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
MHG15414Abernethy Old Parish Church & Burial Ground (Church of Scotland), Nethy Bridge (Monument)
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Jun 20 2019 9:36AM
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