EHG5844 - Trial trenching - housing development, Tornagrain (Phase 2)



AOC Archaeology Group


July 2022


A trial trenching evaluation was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group in 2022, commissioned by Peoples for Places in advance of the Phase 2 development at Tornagrain, Croy, Inverness-shire. At Block 20/21 10 trenches totalling 480 linear metres were excavated. At Block 104/106, 24 trenches totalling 1190 linear metres were excavated. Both sites revealed a sandy loam topsoil overlying a natural of mottled sands with frequent gravel patches. The area had been intensively ploughed with plough scarring visible where the topsoil was shallow. No features were recorded within Blocks 20/21. However, a small number of features were recorded in a single trench in Block 104/106, as well as some farmers clearance pits. The features consisted of five small pits with dark silty sand fills. No finds were recovered. Given the prehistoric activity in the area, it is likely they are of prehistoric origin. Further works may be considered necessary. <1>

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Watt, S. & Stewart, C.. 2022. Tornagrain Block 20/21 & Block 104/106: Archaeological Evaluation Data Structure Report. AOC Archaeology Group. 16/08/2022. Digital. [Mapped features: #12680 Blocks 20/21, ; #12681 Blocks 104/106, ; #12860 Trenches, ]



Location Tornagrain
Grid reference Centred NH 7810 5052 (734m by 365m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NH75SE
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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Apr 21 2023 12:02PM

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