EHG3763 - Watching brief - Old Leanach Cottage, Culloden Battlefield

Technique(s)

Organisation

GUARD Archaeology Ltd

Date

Aug 2012

Description

A watching brief was carried out by GUARD Archaeology Ltd in 2012 during the construction of a drain next to the Old Leanach Cottage at the Culloden Battlefield. During the watching brief topsoil was stripped using a mechanical excavator, fitted with a flatbladed ditching bucket, under close archaeological supervision. The topsoil was removed in spits to the surface of the subsoil or the first significant archaeological horizon. A total area of less than 24 m² was stripped of topsoil to reveal light brown sandy silt (002). Over the majority of the area topsoil deposits were 0.18 m to 0.5 m thick, being deeper at the north side. In some areas a deposit of made ground of white sand with inclusions of rubble (003) and grey brown clayish silt subsoil (005) was encountered. At the north end, a layer made of large boulders was exposed underneath terram (010). No features of archaeological significance were encountered. <1>

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 Culloden
Grid reference Centred NH 7449 4503 (41m by 71m)
Map sheet NH74NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Battlefield, Culloden (Battlefield)

Record last edited

Dec 17 2013 12:25PM

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