EHG3693 - Excavation - Culloden Battlefield

Technique(s)

Organisation

Glasgow University (GUARD)

Date

April 2005

Description

GUARD was commissioned by Jacobs Babtie Ltd, on behalf of the National Trust for Scotland to carry out a multi-faceted investigation in 2005 at Culloden Battlefield as part of a a programme of site reassessment associated with the Culloden Battlefield Memorial Project. The hand-excavation of two evaluation trenches across geophysical anomalies, first identified after survey in 2000, was carried out in an effort to locate the buried remains of a building related to the farmstead now represented by Old Leanach Cottage. Trench 1 measured 8m x 1.5m and contained two features, one of which, a concrete pad was probably related to the area's former use as a visitor car park, and a possible truncted post hole. The second trench, which measured 7m x 1m, contained a linear feature, which may relate to the foundation cut for the wall of a building, possibly related to the farmstead. <1> See EHG1473 for the geophysical survey and EHG3692 for the metal detecting survey.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Pollard, T.. 2006. Culloden Battlefield, Report on the Archaeological Investigation. Glasgow University (GUARD). 23/02/2006. Paper and Digital. pp.24-37.

Map

Location

Location Site of the battle of Culloden
Grid reference Centred NH 74462 44995 (9m by 6m)
Map sheet NH74SW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Battlefield, Culloden (Battlefield)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 2:25PM

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