EHG1473 - Geophysical survey - Culloden Battlefield

Technique(s)

Organisation

Glasgow University (GUARD)

Date

April 2005

Description

GUARD was commissioned by Jacobs Babtie Ltd, on behalf of the National Trust for Scotland to carry out a multi-faceted investigation in 2005 at Culloden Battlefield as part of a a programme of site reassessment associated with the Culloden Battlefield Memorial Project. Geophysical survey was used in an attempt to loacte the un-marked graves of the government troops in the so-called 'Field of the English'. Both magnetometer and resistivity techniques were used in an area of 9,600m². In addition to possible prehistoric activity, in the form of a circular feature, a large anomaly may represent disturbance associated with a burial trench. <1> See EHG3692 for the metal detecting survey and EHG3693 for the excavation.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Pollard, T.. 2006. Culloden Battlefield, Report on the Archaeological Investigation. Glasgow University (GUARD). 23/02/2006. Paper and Digital.

Map

Location

Location Site of the battle of Culloden
Grid reference Centred NH 74327 44898 (141m by 127m)
Map sheet NH74SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Battlefield, Culloden (Battlefield)
  • Possible building remains - Culloden Battlefield (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric occupation - Culloden Battlefield (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2014 3:33PM

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