EHG5306 - Watching Brief - Beachen Court Proposed Housing Developments, Grantown-on-Spey

Technique(s)

Organisation

AOC Archaeology Group

Date

April 2019

Description

An archaeological watching brief was conducted by AOC Archaeology Group in 2019 during groundworks for a new housing development at Beachen Court, Grantown-on-Spey. The watching brief was required due to features identified during archaeological evaluation carried out in 2016. Fieldwork was carried out between 15th – 19th of April 2019. A total of 21 truncated features were recorded during the watching brief comprising: 5 postholes forming an arc; 6 small pits (one of which contained a saddle quern); a large pit containing prehistoric pottery; a fire pit; 3 possibly modern refuse pits filled with a stony material; and 5 ephemeral features, possibly small pits which have been severely truncated and/or affected by burrowing and bioturbation. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Murray, C. & Williamson, S.. 2019. Beachen Court, Grantown-on-Spey Proposed Housing Developments: Archaeological Watching Brief Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. Digital. [Mapped features: #10152 Monitored area, ; #11997 ]

Map

Location

Location Land 150M NW Of Beachen Court, Grantown on Spey
Grid reference Centred NJ 0264 2812 (110m by 87m)
Map sheet NJ02NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish CROMDALE, INVERALLAN AND ADVIE
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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Record last edited

Jan 11 2022 1:45PM

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