Stuart Farrell was commissioned by Mr. N Sutherland in August 2003 to undertake an archaeological evaluation and watching brief at West Torbreck (NH 6433/4034) as part of a house development. Highland Council Archaeology Unit produced a specification for this work.
Work was sited close to the stone circle of Torbreck. Trial trenching revealed four small pits, of which one contained flint including a scraper and sherds of late Neolithic pottery. One other pit which contained flint was partly damaged by ploughing whilst the two others contained stones. No other features of interest were revealed when larger areas were opened up for house plots, etc or when
watching briefs were conducted. <1>
A report for the radiocarbon dating of the hazelnut shells recovered from a pit during the evaluation was produced in 2004. This provided a Neolithic date. <2>
The precise location of the trenches from the evaluation are not known as no trench location plan is provided in the reports. GIS spatial data represent the development area outline only. GW 08/03/2019
The excavation assemblages was submitted to Treaure Trove (TT 99/03) and allocated to Inverness Museum (Acc. No. 2004.039). <3> <4>
Text/Report: Farrell S. West Torbreck, Inverness. . .
Text/Report: Farrell S. Post Excavation Analysis from West Torbreck. -. . .
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