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ID:EHG3724
External Ref:CLA13
Name:Watching brief - Clava Lodge, Culloden Moor
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:Feb 2013

Description

Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services conducted a controlled strip archaeological watching brief in 2013 during site clearance for a new house near Clava Lodge in Culloden Moor near Inverness. The watching brief was a requirement of the Highland Council Planning Department prior to development of the site. The house site, driveway, septic tank location and a corridor around the house site for services was cleared during a controlled strip excavation using a flat-edged bucket. Four features were identified and excavated, three of which were interpreted as stone holes resulting from the removal of boulders from the subsoil and one of which was a pit of unknown use, possibly Post Medieval in date. There were scattered, unstratified finds of white and decorated glazed pottery sherds, coloured glass sherds, one iron nail and a small iron bar recovered from the topsoil. A large flint flake of unknown origin, examined by National Museums Scotland, was an intriguing find although of little archaeological significance. There were no recommendations for further work on the site. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WATCHING BRIEF

Images

Facing SW: Photograph of the house site, prior to topsoil stripping (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing W: Photograph of the house site, prior to topsoil stripping (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing N: Photograph of the house site, prior to topsoil stripping (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NNE: Culloden Moor railway viaduct located E of the house site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing W: House site, prior to topsoil stripping, from below railway viaduct (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NE: Pre-excavation image of Feature 1 stone hole (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing N: Pre-excavation image of Feature 1 stone hole (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing N: Pre-excavation image of Feature 1 stone hole (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SE: Pre-excavation image of Feature 1 stone hole (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing S: House site driveway, after topsoil stripping - shows the stony, boulder-filled natural subsoil (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SW: House site driveway, after topsoil stripping - shows the stony, boulder-filled natural subsoil (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing WNW: House site driveway, after topsoil stripping looking towards NW corner of house site with Feature 1 at centre of image (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing WNW: Pre-excavation image of Feature 2 pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing WNW: Pre-excavation image of Feature 2 pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing N: Overlooking stone hole Feature 3 towards Feature 2 pit, pre-excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NW: Pre-excavation image of Feature 3 stone hole (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing N: Pre-excavation image of Feature 3 stone hole (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NNW: SE-facing section of Feature 3 stone hole, post-excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NW: SE-facing section of Feature 3 stone hole, post-excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing E: Pre-excavation image of Feature 4 pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NE: SW-facing section of Feature 2 pit of unknown use (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NE: W-facing section of Feature 4 pit of unknown use (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NE: W-facing section of Feature 4 pit of unknown use (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SE: NW-facing section of Feature 1 stone hole (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SE: House site driveway, after topsoil stripping (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing ESE: House site, after topsoil stripping (photo by Marty Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing E: House site, after topsoil stripping (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SSW: Septic tank site, after topsoil stripping (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SW: House site, after topsoil stripping (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing E: House site, after topsoil stripping (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesLarge flint flake, SF01, unstratified find from topsoil on house site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesLarge flint flake, SF01, unstratified find from topsoil on house site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesLarge flint flake, SF01, unstratified find from topsoil on house site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesLarge flint flake, SF01, unstratified find from topsoil on house site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology Services (File size: 4419 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 7625 4479 (29m by 52m)
Map Sheet:NH74SE
Civil Parish:DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Clava Lodge, Culloden Moor

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2013. New House Site by Clava Lodge, Culloden Moor: Archaeological Watching Brief. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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