EHG3697 - Excavation - NE Battery, Fort George, Ardersier

Technique(s)

Organisation

Kirkdale Archaeology

Date

Summer 1995

Description

A watching brief and excavations were carried out by Kirkdale Archaeology at the Northeast Battery of Fort George during the summer of 1995, in the course of repair work to the Battery and casemates 15 to 21. The archaeological work involved the removal of deposits overlying the casemate roofs and the recording of the underlying structures. The sequence of construction of the outer and inner rampart walls was derived, along with evidence for the 18th century waterproofing. Contemporary graffiti was recorded on the mortared faces of some of the structures, and the sequence of repairs and alterations was recorded. The work confirmed the execution of the elaborate measures devised for the make-up of these defences. (DES Entry <1>) For more detail see <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Publication/Article: Ewart, Stewart and Dunn, G, D and A. 1995. 'Fort George (Ardersier parish), 18th century fort', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1995, p.38-39. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 38-39. pp.38-39.
  • <2> Text/Publication/Article: Ewart, G. & Gallagher, D.. 2010. The fortifications of Fort George, Ardersier, near Inverness: archaeological investigations 1990-2005. Post-Medieval Archaeology Vol.44. 105-134. Digital. pp.116-123.

Map

Location

Location Fort George
Grid reference Centred NH 76327 56862 (50m by 34m)
Map sheet NH75NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish ARDERSIER
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Record last edited

Nov 27 2014 2:25PM

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