EHG497 - Evaluation and excavation, Holm Mains Farm, Inverness



Headland Archaeology Ltd




Further evaluation and excavation took place on the site of a possible prehistoric or medieval enclosure in the north-western part of the proposed development site. The previously excavated area was extended to the north and west by around 440 sq m. Two further linear trenches were also opened to test for the presence of outlying features, both 1.4m side and measuring 20m and 23m respectively. The two large stone-filled pits were excavated by machine under archaeological supervision. The excavations determined that the two ditches were not part of an enclosure but were in fact two different phases of field boundaries. The two large pits are also thought to result from agricultural land use, probably dating from the late 18th or early 19th centuries. <1> The excavation assembalge was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 77/05) and allocated to Inverness Museum. See attached TT report. A list of the finds and environmental material is kept within the Inverness Museum Archive files. <2> <3> <4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Headland Archaeology Ltd. 05/2001. Results of Archaeological Excavations at Home Mains Farm, Inverness. Headland Archaeology Ltd. 11/06/2001. Digital (scanned as PDF).
  • <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 77/05.
  • <3> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 77/05.
  • <4> Image/Photograph(s): Colour Slide. . TT 77/05.



Location Holm Mains Farm, Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 65440 41979 (67m by 45m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH64SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Field boundaries, Holm Mains Farm, Inverness (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Archaeological evaluation at Holm Mains Farm, Inverness (Phase 2)

Record last edited

Feb 19 2020 12:47PM

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