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Ditch (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ladystone

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

Alternative Name(s) Ladystone 3

Canmore ID 116724

Site Number NH64SW 21

NGR NH 629 445

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 21 629 445

NH 64/74 OS 629445 No. 5 East of Ladystone Farm.

100 yards down from a layby and in the birch wood there is a mound 2 feet high in the centre. It appears to have been rectangular and is now eroded giving a measurement of 6 yards x 5 yards. It has been constructed of turf as there is about 5 to 6 times the amount of soil in the mound as could have come out of the small trench situated on the up side only. This ditch is hard up against the mound and is 1½ feet deep in the centre section. This mound has a more crisp appearance than any other mounds in the area. This may be a route marking sod erection constructed by a fatigue party sent from a camp near the ford on the River Ness, shortly before a large well-organised army would be marching west on unfamiliar ground, where the distant visibility was obscured by open woodland. The later medieval track to the north and west is at the layby.

Coghill 1989


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