EHG536 - Excavation - east of Castlehill, Caulfield Road, Inverness

Technique(s)

Organisation

SUAT Ltd

Date

May-June 2000

Description

SUAT Ltd undertook an archaeological excavation covering an area of c.20m by 50m at Castlehill, Caulfield Road, Inshes, Inverness in 2000 after two initial stages of evaluation (see EHG1) identified an archaeologically sensitive area within the 3.5ha proposed development area. The work was undertaken over a week in late May and early June 2000 for Tulloch Homes Ltd, working to a specification prepared by Highland Council Planning and Development Service Archaeology Unit. Features relating to prehistoric or Dark Age, and modern (18th-20th century) occupation were identified. These included post-holes, pits (possibly for storage) and areas of burning. <1> <2> The excavation assemblage was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 21/06) and allocated to Inverness Museum. See attached TT report. <3> <4>

Sources/Archives (22)

  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1A:18, Charcoal and burnt bone 006 in trench M, facing E.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1A:29, Site shot, facing W.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1B:3, Working shot, facing N.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1B:11, Trench A: general view, facing E.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1B:12, Pit cut 010: W-facing section, from E.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1B:17, Pit cut 017; fill 015, from S.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1B:20, Pit cut 020; fill 018, from SE.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1B:27, Trench A: general view, from N.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 1B:35, View of site, from W.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 2:8, Pit 010 with fill 011, from SE.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 2:18, Posthole fills 023 and 024, from S.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 2:21, 036 in shallow cut 079, from S.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 3:20, Pit 010: fully excavated, from S.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 3:31, Pit 071 (wrongly marked 064) : NE-facing section, from SW.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 4:17, Cut 079: half-section, from E.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 4:29, Cuts 095 and 097: SE-facing sections, from NW.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 5:4, Fill 023 of cut 101: SE-facing section, from NW.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • --- Image/Photograph(s): 5:16, Cut 101 fully excavated, from N.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: SUAT Ltd. 12/2000. Archaeological Evaluation of Castlehill, Caulfield Road, Inshes, Inverness. SUAT Ltd. 11/12/2000. Digital (scanned as PDF).
  • <2> Text/Publication/Serial: Turner, R (ed). 2000. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland - New Series, Volume 1, 2000. Paper (Original). p.52.
  • <3> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 21/06.
  • <4> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 21/06.

Map

Location

Location Land east of Castlehill, Caulfield Road, Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 69717 44093 (47m by 37m) (Centred)
Map sheet NH64SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Prehistoric occupation remains - Castle Hill, Inverness (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Trial trenching - east of Castlehill, Caulfield Road, Inverness (Ref: JN04)

Record last edited

Feb 10 2020 4:30PM

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