EHG2949 - Trial trenching at Parks Farm, Inverness



Headland Archaeology Ltd


February 2009


Headland Archaeology conducted an evaluation at Parks Farm, Inverness in order to test the archaeological potential of an area covered by a proposed housing development. The work was commissioned by Tulloch Homes Ltd and a specification for the work was agreed with Highland Council Archaeology Unit. A total of sixty five trenches were excavated within five land parcels designated for housing. A stone-lined culvert, two pits and a cast-iron pipe, all thought to be of recent date were recorded. No significant archaeological features or deposits were encountered. The evaluated area is in close proximity to known prehistoric sites and on a location superficially suitable for prehistoric settlement. However topsoil across the area was thin and covered very stony glacial deposits. These two factors may have made the area less attractive for early settlement in comparison to the surroundings. All the recovered evidence indicated agricultural use in the modern period. <1>

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Location Parks Farm, Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 68864 42712 (483m by 619m) (6 map features)
Map sheet NH64SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • DBA and evaluation - proposed Parks Farm Distributor Road, Inverness (Ref: PFDI08)

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Nov 27 2014 10:20AM

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