MHG14548 - Rampart - Ballindoun Farm


Rampart with ditch - Ballindoun Farm

Type and Period (1)

  • RAMPART? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

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  • 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.

Ballindoun Farm. Among bushes there is an ancient high rampart with a deep ditch on the up and N.E. side 25 yards long. This linear earthwork may be connected with Dun Mor hill fort above. If so, it would appear that construction had been discontinued shortly after commencement, as if overtaken by some disaster. There is a linear earthwork in the wood next to Cabr'ch at approx. OS 535433. In dense whins close to and on the down side of the rampart there is a scatter of large boulders which appears to be the result of human activity. Whins prevent further inspection. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 14/06/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5339 4320 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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