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ID:EHG3743
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Name:DBA and walkover survey - Aultbea to Dundonnell Overhead Line
Organisation:Catherine Dagg
Date:Oct 2008

Description

A DBA and walkover survey was carried out by C Dagg in 2008 as a contribution to an Environmental Impact Assessment by ASH Design and Assessment in advance of the replacement of an SHEPD overhead power line between Aultbea and Dundonnell. A corridor 100m wide (50m from the new OHL route) was examined. A total of 15 new sites were found including hut circles, farmsteads and dykes. Recommendations were made with relation to the potential impact on the sites by works associated with the new OHL. <1> <2>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Site 1: Hut circle, visible as grassy rise on right of near horizon. Pole site is in foreground, right of centre, marked by cane (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 2: Possible hut circle, visible as heather-covered bank in foreground. Pole behind is 271 (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 2: Possible hut circle, visible as heather covered bank and stones (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 4: Sand, farmstead. Group of standing ruins and low enclosures. General view (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 4: Sand farmstead. Enclosure, foreground, with dwelling house to right (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 4: Sand farmstead, dwelling house (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 5: Sand, building footings, visible as grassy banks in foreground (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 6: Shelter, low rubble walling attached to natural boulder (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 8: Enclosure dyke, visible as low heather covered bank running from near right to far left. Pole site is marked by cane, centre. (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 9: Second Coast, building footings (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSites 10, 11, 12: 10 Hut circle (possible) visible as rubble platform between road and raised beach, 11, farmstead, is located behind third pole, 12, cairn, is on ridge end between third and fourth pole (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggCrofting landscape of Aultbea (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggRelict feature of pre-crofting township of Badfearn (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSand: boundary between croft land (left) and pre-croft township features (right) (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSecond Coast. Lower enclosed ground of crofts, with on higher ground rigs of pre-crofting township (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSecond coast: relict features of pre-crofting within enclosed croft ground (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggFirst Coast, general view of enclosed croft ground. In foreground pre-croft boundary dyke (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSecond Coast, rigs and boundary dyke in foreground: drystone dyke is original croft township boundary. (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy Dagg(photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy Dagg(photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 12 (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 12 (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 12 (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy DaggSite 12 (photo by Cathy Dagg)  © Cathy Dagg

Reports

Cultural Heritage chapter  © Catherine Dagg and ASH Design (File size: 17543 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 9897 9044 (23191m by 5819m)
Map Sheet:NG99SE
Civil Parish:GAIRLOCH
Civil Parish:LOCHBROOM
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Aultbea to Dundonnell

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Dagg, C. & Ash Design & Assessment. 2008. Aultbea to Dundonnell 33kV Overhead Distribution Line Upgrade: Environmental Statement: Vol 1: Written Statement: Chapter 6 Cultural Heritage. ASH Design and Assessment. . Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG55900Building - Second Coast, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG55899Enclosure dyke - First Coast, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG55895Farmstead - Sand, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG21639Glacanrathaid (Monument)
MHG21665Gleann Garbh (Monument)
MHG55898Head dyke - Sand, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG55893Hut circle - Badfearn, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG49729Hut circle - Creag Mhor Coill An Fhail (Monument)
MHG49727Hut circle - Gruinard Bay (Monument)
MHG51506Hut circle east of Tulloch House, Aultbea (Monument)
MHG55894Possible head dyke - Badfearn, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG55896Ruined barn or byre - Sand, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG55897Shieling or shelter - Sand, Gairloch (Monument)
MHG55901Stone setting and possible cairn - Gleann Garbh, Gairloch (Monument)

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