EHG5228 - Watching brief - Mill Road, Kingussie

Technique(s)

WATCHING BRIEF

Organisation

West Coast Archaeological Services

Date

Nov-Dec 2018

Description

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>

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Location

Location Mill Road, Kingussie
Grid reference Centred NH 7569 0075 (58m by 57m)
Map sheet NH70SE
Civil Parish KINGUSSIE AND INSH
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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