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ID:EHG3722
External Ref:CFH10
Name:Evaluation - Fairways, Inverness
Organisation:Alba Archaeology Ltd
Date:Nov 2010

Description

Alba Archaeology (Highland) Ltd was commissioned by WSD Scotland Ltd in November 2010 to undertake an archaeological evaluation at Castlefield Heights, Fairways, Inverness as part of a project for new housing with associated access and services. A total of 17 trenches constituting 1223.2 m² or 5% of the development area (the area of house plots being 24224 m²) were excavated with the depth of topsoil and subsoil ranging from between 0.25 – 0.35m. The trenches were located in the area of the house plots. The road and the area around the site access had already been excavated some 10 years previously when a substation was constructed. Although no archaeological features or deposits of interest were revealed, a single pit of possibly modern date was exposed. The site of the housing lay in an area of a slight north-west facing slope. No recommendations for further archaeological work were proposed. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • TRIAL TRENCH

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Alba Archaeology (File size: 1583 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 6782 4183 (251m by 172m)
Map Sheet:NH64SE
Civil Parish:INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Fairways

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 2010. Castlefield Heights, Fairways, Inverness, Highland: Archaeological Evaluation. Alba Archaeology. Digital.

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