EHG1374 - Proposed Concrete Plant



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


March 2006


NH 664 467 A site at Longman Drive, Inverness, was evaluated in February 2006 for possible archaeological evidence in response to a planning condition. The site is within the Lotland Industrial Estate, N of the site of Cromwell's Fort, Inverness. On early maps this area is shown as open fields and unenclosed carse land along the shoreline. In 1874 it was used as a rifle range. Development started in this area with the creation of the Longman Airfield during the Second World War, which was later converted into a general industrial estate after being superseded by the present Inverness Airport. However, it had never been satisfactorily assessed archaeologically. Nine trial trenches were excavated representing a 7% sample of the planning application area. The site was found to have been stripped of contamination and covered with a layer of imported stone and clay material. No archaeological evidence was found. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6639 4670 (149m by 120m)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Aug 31 2016 10:44AM

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