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Name:Metal detecting survey - Site of Culloden Battlefield
Organisation:GUARD Archaeology Ltd
Date:May 2012


GUARD Archaeology Limited was commissioned by National Trust for Scotland to undertake a metal detector survey prior to the construction of footpaths along the Culloden Battlefield site, Inverness in May 2012. A subsequent visit to carry out a metal-detecting survey along footpath 2 Area A, which was previously inaccessible due to undergrowth was carried out in October 2012. Footpath areas were scanned in 2 m wide transects running in a linear fashion along each of the blocks of ground defined as the course of the new footpath. A total area of approximately more than 4,750 m² was surveyed in 2 m wide transits. Two areas (footpath 2A and the field in footpath 4) covering an approximate area of 1,875 m² were not metal detected due to the presence of trees, dense undergrowth and gorse bushes. Both phases of survey revealed non significant archaeological remains. <1>

The additional area of Footpath 4 was subsequently subject to metal detector survey in 2013 - see EHG3762.

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork report  © Guard Archaeology Ltd (File size: 4857 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 73890 45499 (2177m by 1572m)
Map Sheet:NH74NW
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Site of the Battle of Culloden

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Arabaolaza, I.. 2012. Culloden footpaths and drainage scheme: Data Structure Report. GUARD Archaeology Ltd. Digital.

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MHG3047Battlefield, Culloden (Battlefield)

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