EHG3633 - Ground penetrating radar survey - Cromartie Memorial Car Park, Dingwall



OJT Heritage


September 2011


A ground penetrating radar survey was undertaken over the presumed site of Dingwall's Viking thing mound. The survey aimed to assess the car park and the immediate environs for buried archaeological remains relating to the historic mound, its use as an assembly site and Dingwall's historic environment more generally. This formed part of a wider project seeking to address key issues as to the character and origins of Dingwall's Viking assembly site or "thing". A single channel radar device was used to conduct a "timeslice" survey, with parallels runs recorded 0.5m apart. Single profiles were recorded at several trajectories to allow cross referencing of anomalies. The radar survey produced good quality data and was not adversely affected by the presence of tarmac or background geological deposits. Key finds included the identification of a possible ditch surrounding the mound, indications of a route-way connecting the church and mound, and considerable disturbance from post-medieval buildings particularly on the south side of the car park. <1>

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Location Cromartie Memorial Car Park, Dingwall
Grid reference Centred NH 5497 5890 (52m by 91m)
Map sheet NH55NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Cromarty Obelisk, Tulloch Street, Dingwall (Monument)

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Record last edited

Dec 6 2016 2:30PM

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