EHG1403 - Trial trenching evaluation - proposed Castle Stuart Golf Links, Old Petty



CFA Archaeology Ltd


Aug 2006


A second phase of trial trenching evaluation was carried out by CFA Archaeology Ltd in 2006 at the proposed site of Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness. Eight trenches totalling 299m² were excavated at the location of five previously recorded sites. Two wells recorded on 1st and 2nd edition OS maps were not found, but a possible natural spring in the near vicinity of one was identified. An enclosure depicted on the 2nd edition OS map was found to be a dry-stone wall construction, with a stone and concrete ramp leading into it. The site was interpreted as a stock enclosure. The possible remains of a farm steading were also found, although preservation was poor and a plan of the original building could not be determined from the remains. Another steading was not found during the evaluation, although there were remains of masonry lying on the ground in the area. <1>

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  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: O'Connell, C.. 2006. Castle Stuart Golf Links, Old Petty, Inverness: Archaeological Evaluation. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 26/09/2006. Digital.



Location Castle Stuart, Old Petty
Grid reference Centred NH 7376 4987 (786m by 1348m)
Map sheet NH74NW
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Apr 29 2015 3:28PM

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