A desk based assessment and watching brief were carried out at Mill Road, Kingussie, adjacent to St Columba’s cemetery in 2018 by West Coast Archaeological Services. The watching brief was commissioned by Scottish Water. The particular section falling under the brief was in Mill Road, adjacent to St Columba’s Cemetery, running from a point southwest of the entrance into the cemetery (NH 75707 00729) to a point just beyond the end of the public road opposite Mill Cottage and to the southwest of the northwest wall of the cemetery (NH 75676 00773). A trench carrying a spur of the network from the pipeline terminus to the nearby house called Kirklea was also monitored during the watching brief. The monitoring recovered evidence for metalworking (most likely smithing), two substantial walls most likely forming a part of the Carmelite Friary, and disarticulated human remains from within the building of unknown date. Prior to the excavations associated with the watching brief in Mill Road, Kingussie, the exact position of the Carmelite Friary was not known. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2018. Water Main Replacement Scheme: Mill Road, Kingussie: Desk-based Assessment and Archaeological Watching Brief Data Structure Report. West Coast Archaeological Services. 20/12/2018. Digital.
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