MHG52557 - Pit or posthole, west of Dalnaclach, Scotsburn


A pit or possible posthole and evidence for at least one other feature, possibly Iron Age or earlier, identified during a watching brief.

Type and Period (2)

  • PIT (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) POST HOLE? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The cut of a pit or possible posthole was identified during a watching brief in March 2009. The feature measured approximately 70cm by 70cm, with a midbrown sandy soil fill. The feature was half-sectioned, showing that it narrowed at the bottom, but produced only a small amount of charcoal fragments and no finds. A deposit of charcoal and ash was also identified during the watching brief which was probably redeposited from another feature. In the context of the recorded archaeology in the area, these findings reinforce the archaeological potential of the area. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NH 73228 76319 (32m by 20m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NH77NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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