2004:0022 - BALLYNESS CARAVAN PARK, BALLYNESS, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: BALLYNESS CARAVAN PARK, BALLYNESS

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/146

Author: Peter Bowen, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Unit 48, Westlink Enterprise Centre, 30-50 Distillery Street, Belfast, BT12 5BJ.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 715061m, N 886525m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.713630, -6.214280

Monitoring of the removal of topsoil was undertaken at the site of an extension to the caravan park at Ballyness, Co. Antrim. There are over 50 sites within a 2km radius of the development, with a souterrain (SMR 7:26) c. 80m to the south-east. The nature of the development meant that the topsoil only needed removal to the formation level with no disturbance to the subsoil. This was carried out using a mechanical digger fitted with a flat toothless bucket. There were no archaeological deposits uncovered during the investigation on the site.