EHG3537 - Watching brief - Passing Places M, N, O, Knocknagael

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

January 2010

Description

A watching brief was conducted during the excavation of three passing places: Passing place M had also been disturbed by a previous electrical cable trench cut and redeposited mixed material. This was not excavated to full depth and no features of archaeological significance were recorded. Passing place N also contained an electrical cable trench and backfilled redeposited soil. This was not excavated to full depth and no features of archaeological significance were recorded. Directly adjacent to this site, on the SSW side of the road behind a post and wire fence, a line of boulders was identified and recorded. The boulders ran along the line of the road for approximately 25m. These were not excavated. They are apprently the remains of a former boundary – perhaps the footings for a turf dyke. Passing place O had also been disturbed by a previous electrical cable trench cut and redeposited mixed material. This was not excavated to full depth and no features of archaeological significance were recorded. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L et al. 08/2010. Knocknagael Substation, Inverness: Archaeological Watching Brief and Trial Trenching Evaluation. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital. p 9.

Map

Location

Location Passing Places M, N and O, Knocknagael
Grid reference Centred NH 6497 3974 (113m by 318m)
Map sheet NH63NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Remains of boundary dyke, Knocknagael (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 4 2021 1:49PM

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