2004:0041 - COLEBREENE UPPER, Armagh

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Armagh Site name: COLEBREENE UPPER

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/120

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 684930m, N 931689m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 55.125290, -6.668420

Upon completion of the North-West Gas Pipeline, BGE (NI) intends to construct the Aghadowey to Ballymoney spur line, starting at the Aghadowey AGI and running for a distance of 8km, terminating at a new AGI situated on the eastern bank of the River Bann in Macfinn Lower some 7.5km to the south-east of Coleraine. Nine trial-trenches were investigated at three locations on the pipeline as part of an agreed programme of pre-construction evaluation.

Topsoil was stripped from the nine trenches, three each in Ballydevitt and Gills townlands, Co. Derry (see No. 348 below), and three in Colebreene Upper townland, Co. Antrim, using a mechanical excavator fitted with a flat-bottomed, toothless bucket. No archaeological remains were found in any of the trenches.