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The House Of Rosskeen

Culvert (Period Unknown), Ditch(S) (Period Unknown), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse (Prehistoric), Wall(S) (Period Unknown)

Site Name The House Of Rosskeen

Classification Culvert (Period Unknown), Ditch(S) (Period Unknown), Pit(S) (Period Unassigned), Roundhouse (Prehistoric), Wall(S) (Period Unknown)

Alternative Name(s) Rosskeen House

Canmore ID 85355

Site Number NH66NE 47

NGR NH 6988 6952

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Rosskeen
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH66NE 47 6988 6952

NH 69885 69528. A roundhouse with a post circle of 7m lay to the E of an extensive group of rectangular pits. These pits are thought to have been originally timber lined, though no trace of such a lining survives. A lack of diagnostic finds makes dating and interpretation difficult, though it is probable they were used for an industrial process such as tanning. Recorded during archaeological supervision of the topsoil strip for the Dingwall - Invergordon British Gas pipeline.

Sponsor: British Gas

J Wordsworth 1993


Archaeological Evaluation (2 October 2017 - 5 October 2017)

NH 69895 69557 An evaluation was carried out, 2–5 October 2017, in advance of a residential development. The excavation of 14 trenches across the site uncovered the remains of two narrow dry stone wall footings, linear ditches, a stone-lined culvert and several pits. The development area lies within the grounds of the Invergordon Castle (now demolished) and the features identified may relate to the use of the area as part of the castle grounds.

Archive: NRHE

Funder: Deveron Homes

Lindsey Stirling – AOC Archaeology Group

(Source: DES, Volume 18)


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