EHG3706 - Excavation and recording - Fort George, Ardersier

Technique(s)

Organisation

Kirkdale Archaeology

Date

Feb 2004

Description

Archaeological monitoring was undertaken by Kirkdale Archaeology in February 2004 during renovation work and several minor assessments at Fort George. These were in the Georgian and Victorian latrine blocks, the firing step palisade at the east point of the defences, and the rotted wooden remains found above the tide line in the mud at the shore end of the south pier. The firing step examination is notable for the surviving evidence of the palisade posts. It appears that the posts were put in place before the firing step was built, and that the revetting wall for the step was built around the posts, with the brick setting in the base of the ditch holding the posts in place. A minor excavation into the shoreline mud suggested that the accumulated deposits at the north end of the pier may hide an almost intact section of original wooden cladding. <1> For more detail see <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Publication/Article: Stewart, D. & Shaw, C.. 2004. Fort George (Ardersier parish) Evaluation. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 68-9. Paper (Original). p.68.
  • <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.

Map

Location

Location Fort George
Grid reference Centred NH 76344 56658 (489m by 353m)
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 2:27PM

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