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ID:EHG3733
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Name:Trial trenching - Nairn Road, Ardersier
Organisation:Stuart Farrell
Date:April 2013

Description

An evaluation was carried out by Pete Higgins on behalf of Stuart Farrell on a proposed development site on Nairn Road, Ardersier in 2013. Fifteen trenches were mechanically excavated, amounting to 800m² (approx 7%) of the development area. Features and artefacts probably relating to landscaping around a building shown on the OS 1st Edition map were found, as well as the remains of a wall of a differeent pahse of land use, all in the northwest quadrant of the site. <1>

There are only fourteen trenches shown on the site plan in the report.

Type(s) of Investigation

  • TRIAL TRENCH

Images

Panorama from 278334 854416 facing N (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334 854416 facing NE (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334 854416 facing E (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334 854416 facing SE (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334 854416  facing SE (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334 854416 facing SW (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334 854416 facing W (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334 854416 facing NW (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsModern linear 104, fill 105. Partly excavated facing SE (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsNW facing section, 104 facing SE (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsBase of modern burnt area in T1 facing NW (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT1 excavated, from E end facing W (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT2 excavated, from S end facing W (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT2 excavated, from N end facing S (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT3 excavated, from W end facing E (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT3 excavated, from E end facing W (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT4 excavated, from N end facing S (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT4 excavated, from S end facing N (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT5 excavated, from S end facing N (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT5 excavated, from S end facing N (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT6 excavated, from S end facing N (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT6 excavated, from N end facing S (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT6 excavated, from N end facing S (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT6 excavated, from N end facing S (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT6 excavated, from N end facing S (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT10 excavated, from E end facing W (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT10, from E end facing W (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT10, from W end facing E (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsBase of modern burnt area in T9 (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsBase of modern burnt area in T9 (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT9 excavated, from N end, S facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT9 excavated, from S end, N facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT8 excavated, from SE end, NW facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT8 excavated, from NW end, SE facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT7 excavated, from W end, E facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT7 excavated, from E end, W facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT11 excavated, from E end, W facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT11 excavated, from W end, E facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsW end of T12, showing 1203, 1204, 1205, SW facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPossible path, 1203; sondage to W, S facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPossible path, 1203, with 1204 and 1205 to W, SW facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsN facing section of 1204, S facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete Higgins1204, with 1205 to W, SW facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsN facing section of 1205 (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT12 excavated, from NE end, SW facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT12 excavated, from SW end, NE facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsWall 1403 from E end, W facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsWall 1403 from W end, E facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT14 excavated, from E end, W facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT14 excavated, from W end, E facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT13 excavated, from S end, N facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsT13 excavated, from N end; 1403 in foreground, S facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334, 854416, N facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334, 854416, NE facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334, 854416, E facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334, 854416, SE facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334, 854416, SE facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334, 854416, SW facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334, 854416, W facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete HigginsPanorama from 278334, 854416, NW facing (photo by Pete Higgins)  © Pete Higgins

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Pete Higgins and Stuart Farrell (File size: 804 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 7835 5440 (118m by 122m)
Map Sheet:NH75SE
Civil Parish:ARDERSIER
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Nairn Road

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Higgins, P. & Farrell, S.. 2013. Archaeological Evaluation of a Development at Nairn Road, Ardersier, Highland. Unaffiliated. Digital.

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