EHG5544 - Watching brief - geotechnical test pits, Broadford Hospital

Technique(s)

Organisation

CFA Archaeology Ltd

Date

Sept 2017

Description

A watching brief was carried out by CFA Archaeology in 2017 during the excavation of test-pits and other site investigation works in advance of works associated with the proposed Broadford Community Hospital development. Ten test-pits (TP1-10), one soakaway pit (SA01) and one percolation pit (PT01) were excavated. In two test-pits (TP7 and TP9), deposits of cobbles, some possibly burnt with a black matrix containing charcoal were identified. These were located in the east of the site on a raised beach. Unfortunately these test-pits flooded rapidly from ground water and the sides were very unstable. It was not possible to enter them and assess the exposed deposits. Two drains were also recorded. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Suddaby, I.. 2017. Proposed Broadford Hospital Redevelopment Broadford, Isle of Skye, Highland: Archaeological Watching Brief. CFA Archaeology. Digital. [Mapped features: #10856 ; #10857 Monitored areas, ]

Map

Location

Location Broadford Hospital
Grid reference Centred NG 6413 2395 (95m by 60m)
Map sheet NG62SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish STRATH

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Record last edited

Aug 25 2021 6:28PM

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