EHG3703 - Excavation - Fort George, Ardersier



Kirkdale Archaeology


June 1999


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.

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Location Fort George
Grid reference Centred NH 76274 56733 (412m by 153m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NH75NE
Civil Parish ARDERSIER
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Nov 27 2014 2:26PM

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