EHG2936 - Fort Augustus, Military Road

Technique(s)

Organisation

Scotia Archaeology Ltd

Date

Not recorded.

Description

NH 35180 09974 to NH 34376 10115 A watching brief was maintained during the removal of vegetation and other materials overlying a 1km stretch of the 18th-century Kiliwhimen to Glenelg military road and of the excavation of a narrow tract alongside it in advance of refurbishment. Faint traces of the road¿s original gravel surface survived, although along most of its length erosion had removed this deposit and in places damaged the underlying metalling. The intended standard 16 feet (5m) was not attained in many places because of various topographical features, whereas the typical arrangement of large boulders overlain by smaller stones and gravel appears to have been maintained throughout this stretch. Archive deposited with RCAHMS. Funder: Scottish and Southern Energy. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Dataset: RCAHMS. 01/2009. Annual update from Canmore. Digital.

Map

Location

Location
Grid reference NH 35179 09973 (point)
Map sheet NH30NE
Civil Parish BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • FORT AUGUSTUS, MILITARY ROAD (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 10:18AM

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