Sneddon, D., (2007). Bannockburn Cemeteries, Metal Detector survey and archaeological evaluation. GUARD: Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD).

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Bannockburn Cemeteries, Metal Detector survey and archaeological evaluation
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1007039
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A metal detector survey of two sites, at Ladywell Park (Site 1) and New Line Road (Site 2), Bannockburn, Stirling, both proposed to be used as cemeteries, and an archaeological evaluation of the second of these sites were undertaken on behalf of Stirling Council in order to fulfil a condition placed on the proposed works by the Stirling Council Archaeologist. Both of the sites are within the area where it is suspected that the Battle of Bannockburn took place in 1314. As a result, a metal detector survey was to be carried out prior to any development to ensure that any significant artefacts relating to the battle were recovered from the topsoil. An archaeological evaluation was also undertaken on the second site. There, a Roman Road is depicted on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1865-6, running across the proposed development area. All but one of the finds from the metal detector survey of the Ladywell Park site related to the very late nineteenth century and the twentieth century; most are coins. The only find of potentially earlier date is a large pewter spoon head, possibly dating to the eighteenth century. No artefacts recovered could be assigned definitely to the Battle of Bannockburn. The metal detector survey of the New Line Road site also recovered a series of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artefacts. In addition, a series of coins, buttons and two musket balls were found, which may date to the eighteenth century. It is known that there was Jacobite activity in this area in 1746 relating to the siege of Stirling Castle and the battle of Falkirk. It is possible that these eighteenth-century artefacts recovered from the New Line Road site relate to this activity. No artefacts recovered could be assigned definitely to the Battle of Bannockburn.
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D Sneddon
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Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD)
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Archaeology Service, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils (OASIS Reviewer)
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2007
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Site: Bannockburn Cemeteries
Parish: ST NINIANS
County: STIRLING
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 281200, 690600 (Easting, Northing)
Grid Reference: 279700, 690400 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Battlefield Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: guard4-44556
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Data Structure Report, Metal detector survey and archaeological evaluation
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23 Nov 2016
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