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Balnageith

Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Balnageith

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 68563

Site Number NJ05NW 83

NGR NJ 0243 5784

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Forres
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ05NW 83 0243 5794

On the gravel flood plain of the Findhorn and on the wartime airfield; a linear cropmark with a rounded corner was investigated. A triangular ditch, c4m wide and 2.5m deep was uncovered. An adjacent smaller ditch, c2.5m by 1.5m was also examined.

G D B Jones and I Keillar 1989.

Further investigations show that the two ditches reported in 1989 are a single V-section ditch, c3m wide and 1.5m deep. (The 1989 report of a 2.5m deep ditch was a typing error.) The sump is stone revetted.

Behind the corner there are five large square post-holes, one 400mm by 400mm. No artefacts or carbon found.

G D B Jones and I Keillar 1990b.

The NW angle of this Roman enclosure were examined by Jones and Keillar in 1990. Within a ditch 2.7m wide by 1.9m deep lay remains of a clay rampart containing six square or subrectangular post-holes of an angle-tower. Further post-holes suggested a timber front to the rampart.

S S Frere 1991

Activities

Trial Trench (September 1989 - September 1990)

Manuscripts, photos and slides from the Barri Jones collection pertaining to the 3 trial trenches across the line of the enclosure at Balnageith.

On the gravel flood plain of the Findhorn and on the wartime airfield; a linear cropmark with a rounded corner was investigated. A triangular ditch, c4m wide and 2.5m deep was uncovered. An adjacent smaller ditch, c2.5m by 1.5m was also examined.

G D B Jones and I Keillar 1989.

Further investigations show that the two ditches reported in 1989 are a single V-section ditch, c3m wide and 1.5m deep. (The 1989 report of a 2.5m deep ditch was a typing error.) The sump is stone revetted.

Behind the corner there are five large square post-holes, one 400mm by 400mm. No artefacts or carbon found.

G D B Jones and I Keillar 1990b.

Ground Penetrating Radar (1990)

Survey reports from the Barri Jones collection pertaining to the enclosure at Balnageith.

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