MHG24527 - Rampart - Balblair Wood


Rampart and ditch in Balblair Wood

Type and Period (1)

  • RAMPART (Undated)

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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.
Balblair Wood. Running northeast from the fork of a forestry track there is a deep and wide ditch with the upcast to the southwest, forming a small rampart. After some distance it meets a very long ditch at right angles, with the upcast to the other side. This section to the southwest is less substantial and again meets the forestry track 225 yards from the point where it started. This forestry track runs along the edge of a steep hark, and on the flat below, near where this last section joins, there is a low cairn or mound 6 yards in diameter. Inside the triangle formed by the 2 ditches and the forestry track there are at least a dozen hounds. A short distance to the northwest of the short ditch, there are faint traces of a short length of a parallel flat bottomed ditch 9 feet wide. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 21/06/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 4979 4409 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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