EHG5721 - Watching brief - new house plot, Upper Cullernie Farm, Balloch



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


Jan-March 2020


An archaeological watching brief was undertaken by Highland Archaeology Services in 2020 ahead of construction of a new house at Upper Cullernie Farm, Balloch to fulfil a planning condition. This included a pre-work desk-based assessment DBA. The watching brief monitored the removal of material within the footprint of the house. The area was found to be on sloping ground that had been built up and levelled with imported material. This imported material was mixed and contained modern rubbish including wire and glass. Beneath this material an orange-yellow natural was encountered. Within the natural four cut features were noted, however these were all of modern date and included two pipelines (one live at the time of excavation) and two animal burials with bones. No finds of archaeological significance were noted within the area and no further work is recommended. <1>

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: McKeggie, L.. 2020. New house and associated development at Upper Cullernie Farm, Balloch, Culloden (19/03815/FUL): Watching Brief Final Report / DSR. Highland Archaeology Services. 12/08/2020. Digital. [Mapped features: #12362 ; #12363 Monitored area, ]



Location Upper Cullernie Farm, Balloch
Grid reference Centred NH 7331 4749 (12m by 18m)
Map sheet NH74NW
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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May 9 2022 5:25PM

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