EHG3258 - Watching Brief at Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire



Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS)


Feb 2010


A number of features associated with the medieval castle were recorded by FAS in 2010 during observation of groundworks associated with a new sewer pipe and pumping station to serve the reconstructed castle. The majority of the sewer trench did not encounter archaeological remains since it had been designed to have minimal impact on areas of high archaeological potential. In the area approaching the modern bridge a total of four archaeological features were encountered and can be related to the remains of the medieval castle. A length of substantial curtain wall foundation was exposed and may have been associated with two areas of lime mortar surface. A possible former building stance may also have been represented by a large spread of demolition material. The pipe trench was diverted to avoid the in situ remains of the curtain wall. <1> A full account of the excavations at the site by FAS was published by Oxbow Books in 2023. <2>

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Location Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire
Grid reference Centred NG 8814 2583 (42m by 48m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG82NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Eilean Donan Castle (Monument)

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Record last edited

Oct 30 2023 4:05PM

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