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External Ref:LDI 10
Name:Evaluation and watching brief - Baravanish, Loch Duntelchaig
Organisation:Alba Archaeology Ltd
Date:Feb 2011


An archaeological evaluation and watching brief was carried out by Alba Archaeology in 2011 for a new house and associated garage, by Baravanish, West Town, Dores. Three features were identified during a site visit: (a) a possible bank at NH 6251 3296, (b) a field bank at NH6253 3297, and (c) a possible clearance cairn or burnt mound at NH 6250 3300. Feature (a) was considered to be natural, after the excavation of two trenches, while (c) was out with the area of development and left in situ without further intervention. The field bank (b) was planned and photographed, and appears to be a pre-Improvement boundary, perhaps a form of head dyke related to the two nearby townships at West Town and Midtown. A watching brief carried out during the topsoil stripping revealed no additional deposits. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork report  © Alba Archaeology (File size: 3917 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 6252 3299 (46m by 55m)
Map Sheet:NH63SW
Civil Parish:DORES
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Baravanish, Loch Duntelchaig

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S. & Geddes, F.. 2011. Baravanish, Loch Duntelchaig, Inverness-shire: Desk-based assessment, walk-over survey, evaluation and watching brief. Alba Archaeology. Digital.

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