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.

Site type: Excavation - miscellaneous

Period/Dating: Modern (AD 1750-AD 2000)

ITM: E 729743m, 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.

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