MHG60801 - Pit - Fortrose and Rosemarkie Waste Water Works
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Type and Period (1)
- PIT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD) + Sci.Date
- None recorded
A desk-based assessment and archaeological watching brief was undertaken by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS) in 2012 at the site of the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Waste Water Works. Thirty-nine pit features were recorded and excavated during the fieldwork.
Located to the east of the site, was a feature initially thought to be a possible cairn, but revealed to be large pit 1.86m in diameter and 0.37m deep (F5). It had vertical sides that broke into a steep slope near its flat base. The upper of two fills contained a loose mix of stones which had been thrown into the pit. Within this fill were several pieces of sandstone, one of which was carved and comprised the capital head of a pilaster of semi-octagonal section. The shape, style and stone type suggest a (?late) medieval, ecclesiastical context and it may have originated from nearby Fortrose Cathedral. Two sherds of medieval pottery were also recovered from this context. The primary fill of the pit was a thin layer of mid-brown loamy sand with orange patches, which contained a sherd of green-glazed medieval pottery and only tiny fragments of charcoal from various species. Birch charcoal produced a medieval date of cal AD 1209-1260 at 1 sigma (SUERC51510). <1> <2>
The excavation assemblage from the site was allocated by Treasure Trove (TT 186/14) to Cromarty Courthouse Museum. <3>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2012. Fortrose and Rosemarkie Waste Water Works: Archaeological Watching Brief and Excavation. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital. XY
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2014. Fortrose and Rosemarkie Waste Water Works: Archaeological Excavation: Final Report. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.
- <3> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. 186/14.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7313 5710 (2m by 2m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- CARVED OBJECT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
- SHERD (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
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Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/346630/rosemarkie-water-treatment-works (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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