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ID:EHG3726
External Ref:KML13
Name:Watching brief - by Kilmichael House, Drumnadrochit
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:April 2013

Description

Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services conducted a controlled strip archaeological watching brief in April 2013 during site clearance for a new house on a site located 30m southeast of Kilmichael House in Drumnadrochit. The watching brief was a requirement of the Highland Council Planning Department prior to development, due to the possible location of a graveyard within the site. Four features were identified and recorded, one of which was an area of visible cultivation marks underlying the ploughsoil and two of which may have been pits resulting from cleared vegetation roots. No further work was recommended. <1>

Images

Facing NNE: Development site prior to topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing ENE: Development site prior to topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing S: Development site prior to topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SSW: Development site prior to topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing N: Feature 1 pit, pre-excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NW: Feature 1 pit, pre-excavation; shows location of pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SW: Feature 1 pit, pre-excavation; shows location of pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing: Feature 1 pit, pre-excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing W: Trench edge to the west of Feature 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NW: Drystone wall retaining topsoil at the south boundary of the site by the road (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NW: E-facing section of Feature 1 pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing W: E-facing section of Feature 1 pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SE: Feature 2 pit, pre-excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing S: Feature 2 pit, pre-excavation, shows location of pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NE: Feature 2 pit, pre-excavation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NE: SSE-facing section of Feature 2 pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NNW: SSE-facing section of Feature 2 pit (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing ESE: Linear 'ditch' marks, probable remnants of furrows in the subsoil (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing ENE: Linear 'ditch' marks, probable remnants of furrows in the subsoil (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing S: South half of the development site after topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SE: South half of the development site after topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SSE: South half of the development site after topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NNW: Site entrance after topsoil clearance (location of sewer trench) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing NE: Linear 'ditch' marks, probable remnants of furrows in the subsoil (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing S: Linear 'ditch' marks, probable remnants of furrows in the subsoil (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing S: South half of the development site after topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SE: South half of the development site after topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing E: W-facing section of furrow (south feature section as shown on Figure 5) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SE: W-facing section of furrow (south feature section as shown on Figure 5) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SW: W-facing section of furrow (south feature section as shown on Figure 5) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SE: W-facing section of furrow (north feature section as shown on Figure 5) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing E: W-facing section of furrow (north feature section as shown on Figure 5) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing W: W-facing section of furrow (north feature section as shown on Figure 5) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing S: Development site after site clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SSW: Looking down on the site from the hill to N (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing SSW: Looking down on the site from the hill to N (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing W: Looking W down the glen from the hill to the N side of the site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing WNW: Looking W down the glen from the hill to the N side of the site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing W: Looking W down the glen from the hill to the N side of the site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesFacing ESE: Looking eastward towards Urquhart Bay from the hill to the N side of the site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology ServicesScattered topsoil finds from the site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeology Services (File size: 3351 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 5040 3029 (23m by 52m)
Map Sheet:NH53SW
Civil Parish:URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Kilmichael House, Drumnadrochit

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2013. New House Site by Kilmichael House, Drumnadrochit: Archaeological Watching Brief. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

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