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Bank (Earthwork) (Period Unassigned), Ditch (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Blackpark

Classification Bank (Earthwork) (Period Unassigned), Ditch (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Leachkin

Canmore ID 116723

Site Number NH64SW 20

NGR NH 632 447

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH64SW 20 632 447

NH 64/74 OS 632447 No. 4 S.S.W. of Black Park.

Low oval shaped mound in west corner of mature fir wood, 18 yards long and 6 yards at the widest part. It runs east to west and 15 yards on the down side there is a ditch and rampart, also running west. After a short distance it disappears into the south corner of an arable field. On the other side of the field it continues for 200 yards through heather and birch to a marsh. The ditch does not appear to have been flat bottomed and the rampart is on the down side: it takes a slight turn to the north in the birch which makes sighting difficult. Another ditch and rampart is situated 30 yards on the up side near the fir wood where it runs roughly in the same direction, but the ditches are much farther apart when they reach the bottom marsh. This flat bottomed ditch, in its best section next the marsh, is 9 feet wide and the rampart, which is on the up side, is 15 feet wide and 2 feet high. The ditches appear to be of different periods.

Coghill 1989


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