EHG5158 - Excavation - Fort George

Technique(s)

Organisation

Kirkdale Archaeology

Date

March 2012

Description

A small excavation was carried out near the entrance of Fort George prior to the installation of a scale model to aid visitor orientation. Four sondages were dug to look for evidence of surfaces or hard standing relating to the ramp leading to the ramparts to the northeast of the trench. This large grassed over slope seemed likely to have been used to carry artillery up to the ramparts summit, and it seemed possible that this would have required such a feature. In the event no evidence was found for any such ground preparation. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kirkdale Archaeology. 2012. Excavation - Fort George. Kirkdale Archaeology. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Fort George
Grid reference Centred NH 7647 5680 (11m by 13m)
Map sheet NH75NE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish ARDERSIER
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Record last edited

Jun 19 2019 11:20AM

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