MHG28216 - Plantation boundary bank - Tornagrain Wood, Petty


A late C18 plantation boundary bank in Tornagrain Wood, Petty, seen and investigated in 1996-7.

Type and Period (1)

  • PLANTATION BANK (18th Century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A turf dyke/bank following an irregular course near the A96 in mature plantation at Tornagrain Wood was seen during a walkover survey in advance of a proposed new access road to Dalcross Airport by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in 1996. It was similar to two others seen to the south (see MHG28216). Most of it probably lay outside the proposed road line. From documentary evidence it was considered to be a plantation boundary constructed in c.1779 to protect the new woodlands established there by the 9th Earl of Moray (see <2>). It may have linked to the northernmost of the two seen to the south. <1>

In advance of the construction of a proposed new access road to Dalcross Airport, a trench was cut across the feature by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in 1997. No bedding stones were evident and the height of the banks suggested these were topped by hedges or some form of timber fence. <3> No report currently available.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7681 5059 (94m by 45m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH75SE
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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