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Blackhill

Palisaded Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Blackhill

Classification Palisaded Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 14221

Site Number NH74NW 32

NGR NH 7164 4789

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NH74NW 32 7164 4789

NH 716 479. Enclosure (Site), Blackhill: Air photography has revealed the crop-mark of an almost circular enclosure 240m SW of Blackhill farmhouse. It measures about 30m in diameter within a narrow ditch. RCAHMS 1979; Visible on RCAHMS air photographs IN 3064-6: flown 1977.

Air photographs, taken by Jill Harden in 1989, are in Inverness Museum (8905.05-06 INVMG).

Information from J Harden, 1989.

Recent aerial photography (RCAHMSAP 1995) suggests that a narrow palisade defines this enclosure. A crescentic mark measuring about 10m in diameter and visible in the NE side of the interior may represent a roundhouse. There are a number of indeterminate cropmarks and pits scattered across the same field.

Information from RCAHMS (KJ) 13 October 1999.

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Aerial Photographic Transcription (30 October 1991 - 11 November 1991)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.

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