2004:0364 - DRUMGESH, Derry

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Derry Site name: DRUMGESH

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/03/140

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

Site type: Pit

ITM: E 671207m, N 920966m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 55.031128, -6.886209

An isolated subcircular pit, measuring 1.3m by 1.4m by 0.08m deep, was the only feature uncovered in this field on the North-West Pipeline. Despite the shallowness of the feature there were three fills within it. The primary fill was a light-orange, clayey sand with charcoal flecks, overlain around the west edge by a mid- to dark-orange, sandy clay. Overlying this around the west side of the feature and directly overlying the fill around the remainder of the pit was a charcoal-flecked, loose, burnt black fill. No finds were recovered from the feature.