MHG60711 - Animal Trap - Dalmagarry


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Type and Period (1)

  • ANIMAL TRAP (18th Century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A desk based assessment and walkover survey was undertaken in 2014 by Alba Archaeology in advance of a proposed sand and gravel quarry at Dalmagarry. Recorded at NH 7938 3193 was an animal trap set into a gente N slope at the edge of a terrace and about 40m south of the Dalmagarry burn. It comprised a pit that measured 2.5m in diameter at the surface, tapering to only 0.4m at the base and was now about 0.8m deep. It was surrounded by a bank of up-cast 1m in thickness and 0.2m in height. It was similar to others discovered in the parish (see MHG51251-3, MHG60712) and was most likely used to trap foxes. <1>

See link below to HES Canmore record for photos and plan. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7938 3193 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH73SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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