EHG3703 - Excavation - Fort George, Ardersier

Technique(s)

Organisation

Kirkdale Archaeology

Date

June 1999

Description

Assessment excavations were carried out in June 1999 by Kirkdale Archaeology at two locations within Fort George, to test for the survival of original surfaces. The first area was on the ravelin, which forms the eastern point of the earthwork defences, in the area to the east of the guardhouse which now houses the visitor centre. The purpose here was to ascertain what evidence, if any, exists for the authenticity of the present tarmac paths and any other paths in the area. The second area was in front of the horse's door into the stables east of the chapel at the west end of the fort. Excavation was required to determine whether or not there was evidence for cobbling or paths associated with the original use of the stables. It was evident that considerable earth-moving had taken place fairly recently, notably associated with the revetment wall of the principal ditch and the partial rebuilding of the splayed inner entry of the ravelin gate. <1> No further information.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Publication/Article: Triscott, J.. 1999. Fort George (Ardersier Parish). Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 51. Digital. p.51.

Map

Location

Location Fort George
Grid reference Centred NH 76274 56733 (412m by 153m)
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 2:26PM

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