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ID:EHG1419
External Ref:HAS/CRP06
Name:Watching brief, Craig Phadrig Path Network Upgrading
Organisation:Highland Archaeology Services Ltd
Date:September 2006

Description

An archaeological watching brief was carried out at Craig Phadraig, Inverness by Mary Peteranna for Highland Archaeology Services Ltd in September 2006 during construction of a footpath. Following removal of the ground surface the path was walked three times to check for any visible archaeological features. The whole line was then photographed at approximate 10m intervals starting at the north east end and moving west. At the north east end of the path there was a dip in the surface into which the path builder placed large stones to aid drainage. These are not an archaeological feature. No features or artefacts of archaeological significance were found. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY
  • WATCHING BRIEF

Images

Craig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdView of height of fort from path below, looking north (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdLinks path branches off to east at Giant's Chair, view east (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdView south-southeast down to path from southwest end of fort. (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdPhoto from Craig Phadrig, view northwest towards Beauly Firth. (September 2006) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdExample of erosion concerns on top of fort. (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services LtdCraig Phadrig Fort Links, view west-southwest (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Reports

Craig Phadraig: Watching Brief, September 2006  © Highland Archaeology Services Ltd and The Authors, 2006 (File size: 3371 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 6397 4521 (333m by 152m)
Map Sheet:NH64NW
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Craig Phadrig

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M and Wood, J. 10/2006. Craig Phadraig: Watching Brief September 2006. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. 16/10/2006. Digital.

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MHG3809Fort, Craig Phadrig (Monument)
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