A programme of trial trenching was carried out by CFA Archaeology in 2004 on the site of a new Bingo Hall at Beechwood Park, Raigmore, Inverness. Ten trenches were excavated by machine, covering a total area of 919m², which amounted to just over 10% of the development area. Nothing of interest was identified in trenches 2, 6, 7 and 8. In addition modern features were seen in trenches 1, 4, 5 9 and 10, comprising test pits, linear land boundary ditches and an unrecorded electricity cable. In trench 3 a single sub-rectangular pit containing a flattened pottery vessel was found. In addition several pieces of iron slag were found in the backfill of the pit. Trenches 4 and 5 located a pair of parallel ditches aligned west-northwest and east-southeast though the southern example contained plastic in its fill. In light of the findings of the evaluation it was recommended that a watching brief be maintained during subsequent construction works. <1>
A watching brief was subsequently maintained (see EHG1232)
The finds from the site have been published. <2>
The Excavation assemblage was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 01/08) and allocated to Inverness Museum (Acc. No. 2012.003). <3> <4>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Suddaby, I.. 2004. Beechwood Park, Raigmore, Inverness, Highland Region: Archaeological Evaluation, Data Structure Report. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 05/05/2004. Paper and Digital.
Text/Publication/Article: Suddaby, I. & Sheridan, A.. 2006. A pit containing an undecorated Beaker and associated artefacts from Beechwood Park, Raigmore, Inverness. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol 136. 77-88. Digital.
Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 01.08.
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Beechwood Park, Raigmore
Centred NH 6871 4461 (86m by 99m)
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
INVERNESS AND BONA
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MHG48626Inverness, Raigmore, Beechwood Park (Monument)
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