MHG3862 - Trial excavation, 43-47 Church Street, Inverness
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Type and Period (1)
- BURGH (Undated)
- None recorded
NH64NE 113 6656 4531.
(see also NH64NE 104
NH6645 Following the publication of the Scottish Burgh Survey report on Inverness, 7 trial trenches were excavated at strategic points within the medieval burgh:-
Trench 1, on the cleared site of No's 19 and 21 Castle Street.
Trench 2, in the garden of Balnain House, on the north bank of the River Ness.
Trench 3, behind No's 43-47 Church Street.
Trench 4, in the drying green immediately behind Dunbar's Hospital, Church Street.
Trench 5, behind the municipal swimming baths.
Trench 6, to the south of Abertarff House, Church Street.
Trench 7, on the cleared site of No 10 Market Street.
Of these only trenches 1, 3 and 6 yielded evidence of medieval activity. Trench 1 comprised up to 2m of stratified deposits, trench 3 contained a number of clay and timber lined pits cut into the natural gravel, whilst trench 6 comprised a small deposit of occupation material, up to 1m in thickness, though very badly affected by post-medieval foundations.
Sponsor : SDD (AM), Inverness District Council
G Farnell, G Ewart 1978
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6658 4536 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13325 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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