EHG3694 - Metal detecting survey - Site of Culloden Battlefield

Technique(s)

Organisation

GUARD Archaeology Ltd

Date

May 2012

Description

GUARD Archaeology Limited was commissioned by National Trust for Scotland to undertake a metal detector survey prior to the construction of footpaths along the Culloden Battlefield site, Inverness in May 2012. A subsequent visit to carry out a metal-detecting survey along footpath 2 Area A, which was previously inaccessible due to undergrowth was carried out in October 2012. Footpath areas were scanned in 2 m wide transects running in a linear fashion along each of the blocks of ground defined as the course of the new footpath. A total area of approximately more than 4,750 m² was surveyed in 2 m wide transits. Two areas (footpath 2A and the field in footpath 4) covering an approximate area of 1,875 m² were not metal detected due to the presence of trees, dense undergrowth and gorse bushes. Both phases of survey revealed non significant archaeological remains. <1> The additional area of Footpath 4 was subsequently subject to metal detector survey in 2013 - see EHG3762.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Arabaolaza, I.. 2012. Culloden footpaths and drainage scheme: Data Structure Report. GUARD Archaeology Ltd. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Site of the Battle of Culloden
Grid reference Centred NH 73889 45498 (2177m by 1572m)
Map sheet NH74NW
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

May 29 2019 2:37PM

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