EHG4205 - Watching Brief - Fort George, Ardersier



Stuart Farrell


Feb 2014


A small-scale archaeological watching brief was carried out by S Birch on behalf of S Farrell in 2014 on behalf of Turner Estate Solutions Ltd at Fort George, Ardersier, Highland, as part of a Scheduled Monument Consent. The work was carried out in advance of the removal and replacement of a new cable joint at the southeast corner of the current visitor centre building. The excavations revealed a section of the footings of the visitor building and an open access hole through the fabric of the building that had been used for routing service cables into the building’s interior. The sediments abutting the southeast side of the building had been heavily disturbed in the past in creating the original services trench. These mixed sediments produced fragments of ceramic drain, fragments of ‘industrial period’ ceramics and glass, animal bone and two fragments of lead. The southeast-facing section of the excavations showed less disturbed material abutting the southwest corner of the building. <1>

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  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S. & Farrell, S.. 2014. Fort George, Ardersier, Highland: Archaeological Watching Brief. Stuart Farrell. Digital.



Location Fort George, Ardersier
Grid reference Centred NH 7649 5681 (2m by 4m)
Map sheet NH75NE
Civil Parish ARDERSIER
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Record last edited

Nov 21 2014 12:22PM

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