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Belladrum

Earthwork (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Belladrum

Classification Earthwork (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Old Belladrum House; Belladrum House Policies

Canmore ID 116676

Site Number NH54SW 24

NGR NH 521 423

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kiltarlity And Convinth
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH54SW 24 521 423

A line of six oak trees is growing on the top of a very eroded rampart which runs at an angle from the drive and into an arable field in a SE direction. The length of this rampart is 65 yards and width 9 feet and height a few inches. Its very silted up ditch is to the north side. This rampart is probably connected with an area of earthworks a few yards further south. This area of 80 yards by 80 yards appears multi-period and may later have been the site of Old Belladrum House. There is a frontage next the drive 80 yards long behind which, at a different angle, is a slight inner rampart and ditch 82 yards long.

To the east there are a number of enclosures of various shapes and sizes, with a residual core of stone in the turf footings. Entrances can be traced in some of the enclosures.

At the east side of the site there is a considerable drop to the flat ground below with a beautiful curve at the south-east corner.

D E Coghill et al 1989.

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