An archaeological project was undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services on behalf of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to mitigate the impact of ground works for the installation of a replacement underground electricity supply to Cromdale & Advie Church, Cromdale.
The project involved preliminary probing of the construction corridor combined with a metal detecting survey of the same. Archaeological work culminated in a Watching Brief undertaken during the excavation of the trench for the new underground supply. A small assemblage of artefacts were recovered by metal detecting along the corridor of the cable trench in the field adjacent to the churchyard. These included a possible fragment of a medieval ring-brooch and a post medieval copper alloy button. No artefacts were recovered from the part of the cable route that ran through the churchyard.
Occasional fragments of disarticulated human bone were revealed by the cable trench in the churchyard. These were recorded and immediately re-interred at the same location beneath the new electricity cable duct. No other significant archaeological deposits or finds were located during the course of the fieldwork.
No further archaeological mitigation is considered necessary. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Emma Malond & Andrew Young. 2017. Matal Detecting Survey and Watching Brief - Cromdale Church, Cromdale, Grantown. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital.
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