EHG3460 - Trial trenching, Ness Gap (Areas B-G), Fortrose



Headland Archaeology Ltd


Sept-Oct 2010


Headland Archaeology Ltd conducted an evaluation at a proposed housing development site off Ness Road, Fortrose in order to satisfy a planning condition placed by Highland Council. The work was commissioned by Tulloch Homes Ltd. A total of fifty trenches were excavated over 3 fields of the development to provide a 7% sample, and found prehistoric features including an urned cremation, a stone cist with a Bronze Age food vessel and a further possible cist. The cist and possible cist were close together but the urned cremation, badly truncated by ploughing, was located almost 200m to the E. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, N C et al. 02/2011. Ness Gap, Fortrose: Results of an Archaeological Evaluation (Areas B-G). Headland Archaeology Ltd. Digital.



Location Ness Gap (Areas B-G), Fortrose
Grid reference Centred NH 73301 56496 (574m by 393m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH75NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

  • Possible prehistoric cut features, Ness Gap, Fortrose (Monument)
  • Probable cist and associated linear feature, Ness Gap, Fortrose (Monument)
  • Stone Cists - Ness Gap, Fortrose (Monument)
  • Urned and Unurned Cremation Burials - Ness Gap, Fortrose (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Desk-based assessment of proposed housing development, Fortrose

Record last edited

Jan 30 2019 4:20PM

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