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Pit(S) (Prehistoric), Roundhouse(S) (Prehistoric), Unenclosed Settlement (Prehistoric)

Site Name Gollanfield

Classification Pit(S) (Prehistoric), Roundhouse(S) (Prehistoric), Unenclosed Settlement (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 15207

Site Number NH85SW 10

NGR NH 80686 53311

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Petty
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

Tolan, notes two pit-circles at NH 806 533.

M Tolan 1988.


Field Visit (March 1978)

Gollanfield NH 806 533 NH86SW

Air photography has revealed the crop-marks of a homestead and a pit-circle about 200m WSW of Mains of Gollanfield farmhouse. The homestead is circular on plan and measures about 20m in diameter; it contains slight indications of what may have been a timber house. Outside the homestead on the SE there is a pit-circle, possibly the remains of a timber house, which measures about 12m in diameter. An arc of ditch and a number of pits are visible about 45m to the NW.

Visible on RCAHMSAP 1976 and 1977.

RCAHMS 1979, visited March 1978

Aerial Photographic Interpretation (26 February 2014)

Following a review of the aerial photographs, the circles of pits recorded as cropmarking on aerial photographs are considered to represent the remains of later prehistoric roundhouses belonging to an unenclosed settlement. As such the pit circle classification previously applied has been removed.

Information from RCAHMS (KMM) 26 February 2014


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