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Date 6 May 2005

Event ID 1130990

Category Recording

Type Excavation


Watching brief NH 6648 4634 The fragmentary remains of Cromwell's Fort (NH64NE 4) lie on the E side of the River Ness in the present area of Inverness Harbour. They are now occupied by an oil storage and distribution depot. Only one bastion and a short section of rampart are visible. An archaeological record was made of postholes excavated for a replacement security fence, in response to a requirement of Scheduled Monument Consent. The remains of a stone wall were encountered running along the present boundary line on the SE site boundary. The date is uncertain, but it probably

post-dates the demolition of the fort rampart in this area.

Report and archive deposited in Highland SMR and NMRS.

Sponsor: BP Oils UK.

J Wood 2005

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