Stuart Farrell was commissioned by Fort Augustus & Glenmoriston Community Company in February 2018 to undertake an archaeological watching brief at Cill Chuimein Health Centre, Fort Augustus, Highland (NH 37765/09030 centred) as part of a project for the rebuilding of the former health centre with associated access and services. Highland Council Historic Environment Team produced a specification for this work.
Work revealed the site of the new health centre lying in an area of partly disturbed ground, with surviving topsoil underneath the foundations of the former building. Work for the new build revealed two archaeological features, of a dump of material, possibly related to the fort, of rough shaped stones and fragments of handmade brick, and a spade-cut oval shaped pit with Victorian pottery. It was also noted that the section of upstanding wall to the NE corner of the site is tied-in to the upstanding wall that is the Scheduled Ancient Monument, its relationship is unknown. It may be part of the original fort only if drawings from 18th are inaccurate.
No recommendations for further archaeological work are proposed. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Stuart Farrell. 2018. Watching Brief - Cill Chuimein Health Centre, Fort Augustus. Stuart Farrell. Digital.
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Cill Chuimein Health Centre, Fort Augustus
Centred NH 3776 0902 (25m by 27m)
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF
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