Stuart Farrell was commissioned by W Munro Construction (Highland) Ltd in April 2005 to undertake an archaeological evaluation at Rhicullen Quarry, by Invergordon (centred at NH 700/720) as part of a proposed quarry development. Highland Council Archaeology Unit produced a specification for this work. This work also follows on an earlier archaeological evaluation conducted by the author in 2003.
Work revealed a number of upstanding features comprising of clearance cairns, banks and a possible structure, archaeological evaluation and excavation work revealed them all to be of a 19th -20th century date. A programme of trial trenching and subsequent area excavation revealed a round house with a 2nd century BC Iron-Age date, also found was a possible associated oven.
No further fieldwork has been recommended and no further post-excavation work is required. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 2005. Final Report of Archaeological Evaluations & Excavations at Rhicullen Quarry, Invergordon, Highland. Unaffiliated. 22/12/2005. Digital (scanned as PDF).
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Centred NH 7000 7206 (200m by 153m)
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MHG49778Possible Roundhouse and Kiln - Rhicullen, Invergordon (Monument)
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