2016:813 - Waddells Hill, Comber - Castle Espie, Down

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Down Site name: Waddells Hill, Comber - Castle Espie

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/17/129

Author: Ciara MacManus

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 748469m, N 867366m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.532880, -5.705916

An archaeological evaluation was carried out in relation to a proposed new dwelling located 25m north-west of 16 Waddells Hill, Comber, Co Down in response to a request from the DfC:HED under Planning Policy Statement 6 Built Heritage 3 (PPS6:BH3) for more information.

A series of machine-cut trenches were excavated across the development area as a means of identifying whether any sub-surface archaeological remains survive which may be impacted upon by the development. Test trenching revealed a heavy red-orange boulder clay subsoil with no evidence of archaeological activity. As such it is recommended that proposed development be allowed to proceed with no further archaeological requirement.

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