MHG3772 - Palisaded enclosure and Settlement - Balloan

Summary

No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • PALISADED ENCLOSURE (Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1250 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH64SE 42 6735 4271.

NH 673 427. The crop-mark of a circular enclosure has been recorded 300m SE of Balloan farmhouse; it measures about 25 m in diameter within a narrow ditch.
RCAHMS 1979; Visible on RCAHMS air photographs IN 3116-8: flown 1977.

Trial trenching established the location of this palisaded enclosure. It was shown to be oval, with a diameter of 28m to 30m. Further trenches revealed occupation traces to the N and E covering an area of approximately 60 metres square. These deposits were not excavated, but were seen to include areas of paving, probable post-pits, stone-lined slots, and a small sub-rectangular structure, 3m long by 2m wide. The remains of a shale bracelet, diameter 100mm, were found in its foundation trench. A rim sherd, of possible Bronze Age date, found elsewhere on the site, was the only other significant find. Radiocarbon dates are anticipated. <1>

Full published report of the trial trenching including radiocarbon dates. <2>

Sources/Archives (3)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6734 4271 (90m by 90m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH64SE
Civil Parish INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (2)

  • SHERD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • BRACELET (Undated)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

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