2004:0348 - BALLYDEVITT/GILLS, Derry

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Derry Site name: BALLYDEVITT/GILLS

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

Author: Norman Crothers, Archaeological Development Services Ltd.

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 687039m, N 921822m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 55.036297, -6.638373

Upon completion of the North-West 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 southeast of Coleraine. Nine trial-trenches were investigated at three locations on the pipeline as part of an agreed programme of preconstruction evaluation.

Topsoil was stripped from the nine trenches, three each in Ballydevitt and Gills townlands, Co. Derry, and three in Colebreene Upper townland, Co. Antrim (see No. 41, Excavations 2004), using a mechanical excavator fitted with a flat-bottomed, toothless bucket. No archaeological remains were found in any of the trial-trenches.

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