EHG4638 - Trial Trenching - Walled Garden, Cromarty



AOC Archaeology Group


Feb-Mar 2015


AOC Archaeology undertook an archaeological evaluation prior to the development for new houses on a land parcel in the northwest corner of the Walled Garden located on Miller Road in Cromarty, Ross-shire (NGR NH 7919 6725). A total of 13% of the proposed development site, enclosing an area of 1,677 m2 , was evaluated. The evaluation revealed considerable archaeological remains confined to the northern quarter of the site, including a probable grain drying kiln, a probably 17th century building with a cobbled floor and numerous pits and post-holes. Large fragments of a ceramic oven were also recovered from fill at the base of the garden wall and infrequent sherds of medieval and later pottery and one piece of a stone spindle whirl were found in various contexts. The area was well-protected beneath deep topsoil and the sites are related to multiple periods of occupation, probably late medieval / post-medieval in date and possibly to industrial activity related to a malting site in Cromarty. <1>

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Location Proposed New Houses, Walled Garden, Cromarty
Grid reference Centred NH 7919 6725 (35m by 62m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • The Old Manse, Causeway, Cromarty (Parks and Gardens)

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Record last edited

Mar 7 2018 1:49PM

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