EHG3041 - Trial hole at former Caley Inn, Muirtown Locks

Technique(s)

GEOTECHNICAL TEST PIT

Organisation

Gunn MacPhee & Associates Ltd

Date

June 2009

Description

A trial hole of approximately 600mm x 600mm x 600mm was excavated by hand beneath the proposed conservatory and balcony extension to this building. The pit was subsequently inspected by Gunn MacPhee and Associates Ltd, Consulting Engineers. A 300mm thick layer of black top-soil was observed to overly a sand and gravel deposit. The findings suggest that the former Caley Inn was constructed on free draining up-fill material used to the construct the Caledonian Canal embankments. <1> The position of the test pit was established verbally with Wardlaw Estates Ltd. <2>

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Location

Location Former Caley Inn, Muirtown Locks, Inverness
Grid reference NH 65336 45721 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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