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Aldourie Farm

Palisaded Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse (Prehistoric)

Site Name Aldourie Farm

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

Canmore ID 76682

Site Number NH63NW 34

NGR NH 6029 3650

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH63NW 34 6029 3650

Air photography has revealed a large circular enclosure c22m in diameter c375m S of Aldourie Farm. Within the enclosure is at least one circular slot c18m in diameter and an internal pit circle c8m in diameter. (AP nos. 8903.17-22 held in Inverness Museum; see also Archive.)

Information from J Harden 1989.

See also NH63NW 60 for another pit-circle immediately to the SE.


Aerial Photographic Interpretation (11 April 2014)

Following a review of the aerial photographs, the enclosure and circle of pits have been reinterpreted as a circular palisaded enclosure and the remains of a later prehistoric roundhouse. As such, the enclosure classification has been upgraded and pit circle has been removed.

Information from RCAHMS (KMM) 11 April 2014


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