EHG226 - Watching brief - New Police Headquarters, Inverness

Technique(s)

Organisation

Cannich Archaeological Services

Date

Sept 1997

Description

A watching brief was carried out by Cannich Archaeological Services in 1997 prior to the construction of the new Northern Constabulary Headquarters building in Inverness. Observations during the initial site topsoil stripping by machine of the area to the northeast under tarmac showed that it had been filled and levelled during the construction of the 1960s buulding and the old surface was not exposed. A single pit containing Late Neolithic Grooved Ware pottery was exposed and recorded. The cutting of drainage trenches and the digging of foundation pits were also observed but nothing further was seen. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kenworthy, J.. 1997. Report on a watching brief during ground clearance at the New Police Headquarters, Inverness, September 1997. Cannich Archaeological Services. 30/01/1997. .

Map

Location

Location Northern Constabulary Headquarters
Grid reference Centred NH 68607 44362 (126m by 127m)
Map sheet NH64SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Neolithic pit - new Inverness Police Headquarters (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 17 2014 3:01PM

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