Haines, K., (2008). Toddleburn Wind Farm, Scottish Borders. Archaeological Excavation of Long Dyke. CFA Archaeology Ltd.

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Toddleburn Wind Farm, Scottish Borders. Archaeological Excavation of Long Dyke
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CFA Archaeology Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1009661
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A programme of archaeological works were carried out at Toddleburn Wind Farm. The programme of works involved marking off archaeological sites, excavating sections through a wall and a trackway, and a series of watching briefs carried out within the vicinity of archaeological sites. The archaeological sites had previously been identified during a cultural heritage study carried out by CFA as part of the Environmental Statement (ES) for the wind farm development. The only sites identified in the ES affected by the wind farm development were a length of trackway thought to be part of a medieval road known as the Girthgate, a trackway leading to Clints, a section of a wall known as the Long Dyke and a modern quarry scoop, which was removed during the excavation of a borrow pit. A section excavated across the Girthgate has demonstrated that the track is a hollow-way most likely formed by repeated use rather than designed construction. No datable material was retrieved from the excavations of this feature. Two sections of the Long Dyke, present on either side of a gateway, were excavated and recorded. The eastern section of the wall was well preserved and found to be constructed of two outer skins with a rubble core and rough stone capping. Beneath this section of wall a small circular pit was found and excavated; this pit may be a posthole for a former fence or gate post. The western section of the wall was very poorly preserved, being little more than a stone spread on the surface. However, upon excavation it was possible to discern a 0.8m wide area of stone that represented the remnants of the wall structure. No datable material was retrieved from the excavations of the above features. No further features of archaeological interest were recorded during the watching brief.
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K Haines
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CFA Archaeology Ltd
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Historic Scotland (OASIS Reviewer)
Scottish Borders Council, Archaeology Service (OASIS Reviewer)
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2008
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Site: Toddleburn Wind Farm
Parish: CHANNELKIRK
County: SCOTTISH BORDERS, THE
Country: Scotland
Grid Reference: 345000, 653000 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Dyke Medieval
Monus: Trackway Medieval
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OASIS Id: cfaarcha1-60148
OBIB: Report no. 1462
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24 Nov 2016
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