EHG5233 - Archaeological Open Area Excavation - Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project

Technique(s)

Organisation

West Coast Archaeological Services

Date

2015-16

Description

Following on from work in 2013 and 2014, open air excavation was continued at Reeds Park, Cromarty in 2015 and 2016, as part of the Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project. These excavations continued to produce important information relating to the history of the town between the 13th and 19th centuries. In particular, the work of the project team uncovered a detailed picture of the layout and phasing of the buildings, activity areas and property boundaries running along each side of Thief’s Row.The excavations overall have provided a snapshot of the layout of the burgh and its transition between the 13th to 19th centuries. The changes in building construction and alignment reflect the development of the town, its economy and trade. Cromarty appears to have started out as a significant medieval town with substantial trade links in the 13th-14th centuries, before going through alternating periods of economic prosperity and catastrophic decline. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S. and Peteranna, M.. 2017. Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project 2015-16: Archaeological Open Area Excavation: Reeds Park, Cromarty, Ross-shire: Data Structure Report on the 2015-16 Fieldwork Seasons Parts I & II. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital. [Mapped features: #9991 ; #9992 Extent of open air excavation area, ]

Map

Location

Location Reeds Park, Near Clunes House, Cromarty
Grid reference Centred NH 7941 6726 (58m by 38m)
Map sheet NH76NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Operational Area ROSS SKYE AND LOCHABER
Civil Parish CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Medieval and Post- Medieval Settlement - Cromarty (Monument)

Record last edited

Jul 30 2021 4:23PM

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