Excavations were carried out at the Glenfinnan Monument, Highland. The work centred on a roughly concentric drystone wall, approximately 40m radial to the monument, and aimed to establish the monument. Trenches were also dug adjacent the monument, to uncover the remains of a two storey shooting box, dating from the first phases of the monument's construction, to establish its dimensions and record any construction details.
The drystone wall only survives to one course high, and was not found to continue completely around the monument. It has been partially dismantled, with its remains being spread to either side of the wall. The lack of overall rubble suggests that the stone was reused, possibly for materials for the current wall.
The foundations to the shooting box were located, and appeared to be made of a plank raft dug into the sandy soil. Only its width was established. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hind, D.. 1999. Excavations at the Glenfinnan Monument. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS). 06/09/1999.
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