EHG4152 - Excavation - Foulis Estate, Kiltearn (2011 season)



Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH)


July 2011


An archaeological excavation of a mound and possible routeway was carried out by members of ARCH in July 2011 at Foulis Estate, Kiltearn. The fieldwork was undertaken as part of a community project, aiming to provide an accessible training excavation to members of the local community and beyond. Two trenches were opened: the first identified a possible ditch with stony inclusions at the base of the mound and compacted soil and stone at the top of the mound; the second revealed a possible compacted surface. This project was a part of a larger series of projects run by both ARCH (Pathways into the Past course) and by the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (Roads through Ross Project). <1> A publication of the two seasons of excavations at Foulis Castle was later produced by ARCH. <2> Trench location plans were not published in the DSR or later ARCH publication and so GIS data for both the this EHG record and associated monument records is general only. GW 02/05/20

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: MacIver, C and McCullagh, C. 2011. Foulis Estate, Excavation and Survey of Foulis Mound and a possible routeway: Data Structure Report. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Digital.
  • <2> Text/Publication: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2012. Delve into the Past: A guide to the archaeological excavtions that took place at Fouls Castle in 2011 and 2012. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands. Digital.



Location Foulis Estate, Kiltearn
Grid reference Centred NH 5887 6392 (72m by 83m)
Map sheet NH56SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Possible early roadway, Tarradale to Tain (Monument)
  • Possible motte, Foulis Castle (Monument)

Record last edited

May 2 2020 11:53AM

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