Cachart, R., (2008). Archaeological Watcing Brief, Former Burns and Harris Site, Marketgait, Dundee. Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust Ltd.

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Archaeological Watcing Brief, Former Burns and Harris Site, Marketgait, Dundee
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1003471
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SUAT Ltd was commissioned by Create Engineering on behalf of their client, Alliance Trust (Finance) Ltd to undertake an archaeological watching brief (SUAT site code DD53) on development groundworks at the site of the former Burns and Harris building, Marketgait, Dundee. The site was of archaeological interest due to its close proximity of the presumed course of the 16th century town defences along the south west side of Long Wynd and the recovery of medieval pottery discovered during earlier excavations on the site of the Overgate Centre. This work was the second phase of watching brief on this development site. The first phase (also DD53) took place in February2007 and was funded by Dundee City Council. The first phase observed the lifting of the floor slab and revealed a capped well which was measured and photographically recorded. The bedding for the slab of the demolished building remained in-situ. The second phase watching brief took place during the period December 2007-February 2008 and November 2008, after the bedding for the slab for the demolished Burns and Harris had been removed. It focused on excavations for ground beams, piles a deep trench for a sewer and excavation to install a rainwater harvesting tank. The watching brief revealed a series of large quarry pits, foundation remains of a late 18th or early 19th century building, a property division wall, and cassie setts representing the former surface of Long Wynd on the E edge of the site. Pottery evidence within the backfilling of the quarry pits dated from the 18th century. Residual medieval pottery sherds were recovered. No substantial evidence of occupation or use of the site predating the 18th century was found. The second phase of work was fully funded by Alliance Trust (Finance) Ltd.
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Ray Cachart
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Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Dundee City Council Archaeology Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: Former Burns and Harris site, Marketgait
Parish: DUNDEE
County: DUNDEE, CITY OF
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 339990, 730030 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: Pottery Post Medieval
Find: Residual Pottery Medieval
Monus: Building Post Medieval
Monus: Pits Post Medieval
Monus: Possible Defence Line Medieval
Monus: Walls Post Medieval
Monus: Well Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: suatltd1-52300
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A4 bound
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23 Nov 2016
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