EHG1232 - Watching brief - Beechwood Park, Inverness

Technique(s)

Organisation

CFA Archaeology Ltd

Date

Oct-Nov 2004

Description

A watching brief was carried out by CFA Archaeology in late 2004 at Beechwood Park, Raigmore, Inverness, during initial topsoil stripping and site works associated with the construction of a new bingo hall. Previous trial trenching earlier in the year (see EHG1102) had demonstrated the archaeological potential of the site. Unfortunately a 10m wide strip running from the southwest corner of the site to the centre of the northern boundary and a small area around the site compound in the northwest corner of the development area had already been cleared down to subsoil level prior to CFA being present on site. A larger area on the eastern side of the site had also already been partially stripped using a bulldozer, but in this area, c.02m of topsoil still remained. Nine features were identified and excavated, these consisted of a possible oven, a posthole and seven pits. One pit contained a relatively modern horse burial and other pits were thought to be similarly recent in origin. The possible oven was undated though it did contain charcoal. <1> The findings of the earlier evaluation and this watching brief have subsequently been published. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kirby, M.. 2004. Beechwood Park, Raigmore, Inverness, Highland Region: Archaeological Watching Brief Data Structure Report. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 13/12/2004. Paper and Digital.
  • <2> Text/Publication/Article: Suddaby, I. & Sheridan, A.. 2005. 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.

Map

Location

Location Beechwood Park
Grid reference Centred NH 6871 4460 (130m by 122m)
Map sheet NH64SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Inverness, Raigmore, Beechwood Park (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 31 2014 12:02PM

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