EHG5660 - Trial trenching - new housing, Castlepark, Dingwall (Phase 2)



AOC Archaeology Group


Sept 2021


The second phase of a trial trenching evaluation was carried out by AOC Archaeology in 2021 prior to the construction of new homes and associated works at land 155m northeast of 30 Chestnut Road, Dingwall. The evaluation was required because the development site is located in an area of rich archaeological potential. Three trenches were excavated but no significant archaeological features were present. Several field drains and evidence of vegetation clearance were present across the site, indicating previous agricultural activity. No further archaeological work is recommended for this phase; however, the remainder of the evaluation will need to be carried out before the next phase of construction can commence. <1> The first phase of fieldwork was carried out in 2020 (see EHG5659).

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Murray, C. & Jackson, F.. 2021. New Housing, Castlepark, Dingwall: Archaeological Evaluation Interim Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. 11/03/2022. Digital. [Mapped features: #12190 ; #12271 Trenches, ]



Location Castlepark, Dingwall
Grid reference Centred NH 5458 6018 (202m by 99m)
Map sheet NH56SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

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Apr 11 2022 4:26PM

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