Bowler, D., Cachart, R. and Casey, C., (2008). Archaeological Evaluation and Watching Brief at Hillhead, Kirriemuir, Angus. Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust Ltd.

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Archaeological Evaluation and Watching Brief at Hillhead, Kirriemuir, Angus
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1003354
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Guild Homes (Tayside) Ltd commissioned SUAT Ltd to undertake an archaeological evaluation and watching brief on the greenfield site at Hillhead, Kirriemuir centred on OS NGR NO 381 545. In total 39 trenches were excavated and two significant archaeological features were found. In Trench 02 a circular posthole feature, with an internal diameter of 2.25-2.35m was found. It comprised a central posthole within a circle of nine smaller postholes. One additional posthole was located between the central posthole and the outer ring. The postholes of this feature were all fully excavated and sampled. No obvious dating evidence was recovered from the fills and the function of the structure is unknown. A major ditch feature extended NW-SE across the SW part of the site. The ditch profile varied between an expanded U and an expanded V shape, and averaged 1.5m wide and 0.35m deep. Two pieces of slag were recovered from the fill at different locations. A stone, the size of a large cobble, was recovered which had three wide short grooves and at least one small cup mark. No dating evidence was found within the fill where it was excavated and the function of the ditch was tentatively interpreted as being a field boundary ditch, possibly medieval or post-medieval. During the subsequent watching brief, the major ditch feature, recorded during the evaluation, was found to continue towards the NW extremity of the site, where it petered out due to truncation. In the same area, a segment of a large circular ditch was found, with a radius of about 32 m, perhaps a prehistoric ritual or settlement enclosure
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D Bowler
R Cachart
C Casey
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Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Aberdeenshire, Angus, Moray and Aberdeen City (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: HILLHEAD
Parish: KIRRIEMUIR
County: ANGUS
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 338100, 754500 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Cup-Marked Stone Prehistoric
Find: Slag Uncertain
Monus: Boundary Ditch Medieval
Monus: Enclosure Prehistoric
Monus: Structure Uncertain
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OASIS Id: suatltd1-52373
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A4 grey literature report
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23-11-2016
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