MHG14545 - Enclosure - Kiltarlity Cottages


Enclosure by Kiltarlity Cottages

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989.
Northeast of Kiltarlity Cottages. A substantial rampart 50 yards long running N.E. - S.W. between the road and the bottom of a steep bank. In its best section it is 5 to 6 yards wide at the base and over 3 feet high from the bottom of the ditch at the southeast side. This ditch is about 3 yards wide at the bottom. At the other and north side of the road there is the rampart only which runs at right angles to the northwest and above the edge of a steep bank, where after 55 yards it meets the bottom of another steep bank. It appears there could be other minor earthworks to the southeast of the area. Over the fence above the bank at the southwest side, and in rough grazing at the edge of an arable field, there are the stone footings of a circular enclosure. This enclosure has a flatter side at the southeast where there is a 6 feet wide entrance, and opposite there is another 6 feet wide gap. The diameter of this enclosure in both directions is 28 yards. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2015 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4934 4401 (34m by 29m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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