Dingwall, K., (2008). Proposed Cemetery Extension, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway. Headland Archaeology Ltd.

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Proposed Cemetery Extension, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
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Headland Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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headland1-50038_1.pdf (3 MB) : Download
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1004882
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Headland Archaeology Ltd conducted an evaluation on land proposed for an extension to the existing cemetery at Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway. The aim of the work was to test the archaeological potential of the ground due to the proximity to Whithorn Priory; a Scheduled Ancient Monument and one of the earliest sites of Christian activity in Scotland. The work was commission by the Combined Services Department of Dumfries and Galloway Council. A total of fourteen trenches were excavated, with one of these located in the existing cemetery where a new access road will be required. The trenching established that the density of archaeological activity was low and appeared to be restricted to two distinct areas. A ditch was identified at the north of the area and a possible ditch and pit at the south. The pit is likely to relate to quarrying and the two ditches may be to do with drainage and water management. None of these features can be dated on the basis of the data collected during the evaluation. The results of the evaluation give little indication that this field was being used either during the early development of the monastic settlement of Whithorn or during the medieval period. This is in contrast to the eastern half of the Manse Field (to the west of the area investigated here) where extensive remains were uncovered in 2001 and 2003. The presence of numerous drains in the current evaluation trenches may be an indication that this bit of ground is wet and unsuitable for activity.
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K Dingwall
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Headland Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Dumfries and Galloway Archaeological Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: Whithorn Cemetery Extension, Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
Parish: WHITHORN
County: DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 244600, 540300 (Easting, Northing)
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Monus: Ditch Uncertain
Monus: Pit Uncertain
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OASIS Id: headland1-50038
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Bound A4 report with one colour illustration
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23 Nov 2016
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