FIELD WALKING 2010
Date: 3 July 2010
Location: N 55.01864 W 2.47082 (NY69996944) "Johnsons Hill"
Notes: A footpath, thought to have been a drove road, crosses the field in a NE-SW line and Burn Divot, associated with droving, is nearby. Some fragments of earthenware field drain, coal and white particles, probably lime.
Discussion: The lack of pottery is interesting as the field is quite close to a farm house. The flake may be radiolarian chert, typical of sources in southern Scotland.
Date: 23 July 2010
Location: N 55.00278 W 2.52303 (NY66646770)
Notes: A footpath, thought to have been a drove road, crosses the field. Numerous pieces of terracotta field drain and coal fragments.
Discussion: The three flint flakes were lying close together, suggesting knapping activity; the horseshoe could be linked to traffic along the drove road.
High Old Shield
Date: 5 August 2010
Location: N 54.9984 W 2.5212 (NY66756722)
Notes: Field area 5.25Ha, with a stony ridge. A footpath runs across it. Numerous coal fragments.
Finds: 56 pieces of 19th century glazed pottery and glass, widely distributed but concentrated at the southern end. 3 fragments of clay tobacco pipe dated to C19 from the narrow stem bore and large thin-walled bowl with wheatsheaf design.