EHG4987 - Watching Brief - Land at Viewhill Farm, Balloch

Technique(s)

Organisation

Highland Archaeology Services Ltd

Date

Sept 2016

Description

A watching brief was carried out by Highland Archaeology Services in 2016 during topsoil stripping for a new access track at Viewhill, Balloch near Inverness as part of a condition associated with a planning application (Demolition of agricultural buildings, formation of 16 house plots, upgrade of access and associated works). The stripped area was around 7.5m wide at the bell mouth (NE end) narrowing to a little over 4m along the rest of the length with two wider passing places. The stripping of the track over at least 450m did not reveal any features of cultural heritage value; five possible features identified were all concluded to be of a natural or semi natural nature. It was recommended that no further work was required. <1

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: McKeggie, L.. 2017. Viewhill, Culloden: Archaeological Photo Survey, Metal Detector Survey, Watching Brief and Test Pitting. Highland Archaeology Services. Digital. [Mapped features: #9491 Monitored extent, ; #9965 ]

Map

Location

Location Land at Viewhill Farm, Balloch
Grid reference Centred NH 7393 4602 (368m by 214m)
Map sheet NH74NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Sep 25 2018 3:11PM

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