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ID:EHG4200
External Ref:TSH13
Name:Walkover survey - Torvean sports hub, Kilvean cemetery extension and parkland, Inverness
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:July 2013

Description

A DBA and walkover survey was carried out in 2013 by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services on behalf of Capita Symonds in advance of the proposed development of a sports hub at Torvean, Inverness. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeological sites and features likely to be affected within the area outlined for the proposed development and to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites identified. The survey identified a previously unrecorded possible burial cairn and Post-Medieval structures and recorded a known settlement and boundary dykes. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during the development. <1> <2>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Looking over part of the survey area towards the SNH building (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesShot showing the location of site 3 on top of the mound (taken from site 4) (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Aechaeological ServicesShows the rectilinear clearance cairn (site 4) with the location of site 3 in the background (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesEnclosure wall surrounding a small settlement. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesStone house within fairly dense vegetation. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesStone house within fairly dense vegetation. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesDense vegetation covering the footings of a large rectangular building (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLarge possible burial cairn on the N side of the wall. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLarge possible burial cairn on the N side of the wall. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLarge possible burial cairn on the N side of the wall. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesLarge possible burial cairn on the N side of the wall. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesPanorama of the survey area. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSurvey Image (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © RoCASSurvey Image (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © RoCASSurvey Image (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © RoCASSurvey Image (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © RoCAS

Reports

Fieldwork Report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (File size: 2465 KB)Environmental Statement  © Capita Symonds & The Highland Council (File size: 20154 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 6458 4373 (1635m by 1053m)
Map Sheet:NH64SW
Civil Parish:INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Torvean Sports Hub

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2013. Torvean Golf Course, Sports Hub, Kilvean Cemetery Extension and Parkland: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS). Digital.
  • Text/Report/Environmental Statement: CAPITA SYMONDS. 2013. The Inverness West Link and Associated Projects: Environmental Statement. The Highland Council. Digital.

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