MHG62961 - Linear earthwork - Beaufort


Linear earthwork at Beaufort.

Type and Period (3)

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • EARTHWORK (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Beaufort.
In woodland a levelled rampart comes round in a curve with its ditch on the inside; it can be traced from the edge of an arable field near its pointed corner. This linear earthwork overlooks a steep bank and after 100 yards the field dyke appears to be grafted on to it. To the east and south beyond the estate road on the other side of this narrow field there are at least three linear features of which only fragments can now be traced in the dense broom; one is a rampart similar to this rampart in the wood and may not be unconnected. (see MHG62960) <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based grid coordinates and report description. (T. Blackie 24/07/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5093 4247 (40m by 40m)
Map sheet NH54SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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