A trial trenching evaluation was carried out by AOC Archaeology Group in 2021 at Chapelton Farm, Balloch, Inverness in advance of the construction of new housing and installation of associated infrastructure. The evaluation was required
due to the presence of known archaeological sites within the immediate area. Fifty-two trenches were excavated across the proposed development site, sampling an area totalling 4,480m² (8% of the 55,490m² development area). Three fire pits, two possible postholes and two pits were uncovered in Field 1 at the western side of the Site and six pits were uncovered in Field 2 at the eastern side of the Site. A metal detector survey of 50% of the trenches was completed. An archaeological watching brief is recommended for future ground-breaking works, and a programme of post-excavation analysis of the environmental samples and specialist review of the artefacts is recommended. <1>
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Chapelton Farm, Balloch
Centred NH 7284 4676 (452m by 241m)
INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
INVERNESS AND BONA
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Sep 12 2022 4:46PM
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