2004:0009 - BALLYALBANAGH, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: BALLYALBANAGH

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/52

Author: Norman Crothers, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Unit 48, Westlink Enterprise Centre, Distillery Street, Belfast BT12 5BJ.

Site type: Modern

ITM: E 729744m, N 896291m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.797755, -5.982198

During the watching brief for the North-West Gas Pipeline, a stone-filled feature was noted in the south-east of field 9F08. Further clearance revealed a stone-filled, subrectangular cut measuring 5.5m by 3.5m. On the surface this had the appearance of a collapsed and infilled souterrain chamber and after consultation with EHS an excavation licence was issued. On excavation, the feature proved to be a modern soakaway 1m deep and not a souterrain or any other archaeological feature.