MHG63045 - Linear earthwork - Belladrum


A linear earthwork at Belladrum.

Type and Period (1)

  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • 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. Forestry above Belladrum.
A few yards of a low straight rampart runs uphill to almost meet at right angles what appears to be a much older linear earthwork with its silted up ditch on the up side, which is more or less parallel to. and on the up side of, the nearby forestry road. This short rampart, which does not appear to serve any useful purpose, stops short of the very eroded older rampart as if leaving an access gap. Its material appears to have been dug out of one spot which has left a round hole in the ground adjacent to the top end. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 18/09/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5290 4110 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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