EHG505 - Trial trenching - 69-71 & 73 High Street, Fortrose





April 2001


SUAT Ltd undertook a site evaluation in advance of proposed development at 69-71 and 73 High Street, Fortrose, Highland. Approximately 5% of the area was investigated by machine excavated trial trenches. Five trenches were excavated to the rear of the two properties and one small trench was located close to the High Street frontage. The trenches revealed a substantial depth of black garden/horticultural soil in the backlands containing residual modern/early modern pottery. A subsoil underlay the black soil, from which one sherd of medieval pottery was recovered; this overlay crude drainage slots cut into natural sands. Part of a robbed out wall feature and the remains of a path, both probably 18th century, were found to the rear of 69-71 High Street, while close to the High Street at no 73, an early modern cobbled surface was exposed. <1> The excavation assemblage from the site was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 111/09) and allocated to Groam House Museum. Listed under Acc. No. ROMGH-2010-20. <2> <3> <4>.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Text/Report: SUAT Ltd. 69-71 & 73 High Street, Fortrose, Site Evaluation. SUAT Ltd. . .
  • <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 111/09.
  • <3> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 111/09.
  • <4> Text/Record Form/Project Recording Form: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Finds Collection at Groam House Museum. ROMHG-2010-20.



Grid reference Centred NH 7274 5671 (32m by 38m)
Map sheet NH75NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • 71 High Street, Fortrose (Monument)
  • FORTROSE, 73 HIGH STREET (Monument)
  • George Brooks and Son, 69 High Street, Fortrose (Monument)

Record last edited

May 19 2020 6:03PM

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