MHG53531 - Bronze Age pits (Phase 2), Bellfield Farm, North Kessock


A group of pits underlying the remains of a later roundhouse which have been provisionally dated to the Bronze Age.

Type and Period (2)

  • PIT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • PIT CLUSTER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A group of pits which have been provisionally dated to the Bronze Age on the basis of a sherd of comb-impressed pottery that was recovered from one of the features. The pits pre-date the remains of an Iron Age roundhouse. None of the pits had been left open for long as there were no signs of weathering or slumping within the fills. <1>

Further excavation took place in February 2010 following the removal of an electricity pole. The remainder of one of the above pits was excavated and further features were identified which have been assigned to this phase of activity. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 64374 48548 (19m by 19m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KNOCKBAIN

Finds (2)

  • SHERD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (2)

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