MHG52955 - Household midden scatter, 18-30 Queensgate, Inverness
A household midden scatter overlying an earlier road/path surface, possibly medieval in date.
Type and Period (1)
- MIDDEN (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)
- None recorded
A household midden scatter was revealed in the course of a watching brief during water pipe laying after a cow bone was uncovered in the trench in front of 18-30 Queensgate. The deposit consisted of a spread of black-dark brown ashy silt with fragments of ceramic, glass, charcoal, corroded iron, slate and bone throughout.
The deposit appeared to overlie another deposit: a compact yellow-grey clay with rounded gravel and cobbles imbedded within it, possibly a road surface similar to Feature 2 (see MHG52955). The deposit lies directly in front of original building front, of which yellow sandstone slabs were also revealed.
The remains of this feature had been cut in places, perhaps during periods of construction or reconstruction of Queensgate. <1>
The excavation assemblage from Highland Archaeology Service's 2007-09 work was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 18/12) and allocated to Inverness Museum. <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: McCullagh, C, Peteranna, M and Wood, J. 09/2009. Inverness Streetscape Project Water Main Renewal: Archaeological Watching Brief - Volume 1: Text. Highland Archaeology Services Ltd. Digital. Feature 4.
- <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 18/12.
|Grid reference||NH 66584 45400 (point) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
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