EHG2973 - Geophysical survey at Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire

Technique(s)

EARTH RESISTANCE (RESISTIVITY) SURVEY, MAGNETOMETRY SURVEY

Organisation

Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS)

Date

March 2008

Description

A geophysical survey (soil resistance and magnetometry) was carried out as part of a wider programme of survey aiming to characterise the buried archaeological environment across the island. In addition, magnetometry survey aimed to confirm the presence or absence of a vitrified fort at the site. The survey revealed further information relating to the buried curtain wall and towers of the castle defences, in addiion to a number of as yet unidentified below-ground features. A number of 20th-century features, including a path from the castle to the jetty, were also defined. <1>

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Map

Location

Location Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Ross-shire
Grid reference Centred NG 88136 25852 (41m by 88m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NG82NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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