MHG3078 - Causeway or rampart - Newton House, Kirkhill


Remains of possible causeway or rampart, Newton House

Type and Period (2)

  • CAUSEWAY? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • RAMPART? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 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.

At least 50 yards can be traced with certainty of what may have been a rampart or raised causeway, now very eroded, with silted up ditch on each side 5 yards apart and running NE-SW. There appears to be another parallel ditch for a short distance on the south side. This linear earthwork survives in a small spinney and may be the last trace of the sounce, which was mentioned in the Wardlaw manuscript, as being at Kingillie in 1644. It is more likely to be an old road, built up in the marsh.
S E Jacks 1989 <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 7/06/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5629 4540 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54NE
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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