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ID:EHG3753
External Ref:GSH11
Name:DBA and Walkover Survey - Glenshero Estate, Laggan
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:July 2011

Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in July 2011 on behalf of Bidwells and Glenshero Estate, Laggan, Highland in advance of a woodland establishment scheme. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected within the areas outlined for planting and regeneration and in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites recovered. The survey identified eight new archaeological sites including shielings, a small farmstead, turf and stone dykes and bridge abutments. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during the establishment of the woodland scheme. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

General view across survey area (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGeneral view across survey area (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGeneral view across survey area (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGeneral view across survey area (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGrass and turf-covered turf/stone subcircular shieling, very degraded (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGrass and turf-covered turf/stone subcircular shieling, very degraded (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesA small stone-built subcircular cellular structure, built below a birch tree (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGeneral view across survey area (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGeneral view across survey area (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGeneral view across survey area (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGeneral view across survey area (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGrass-covered remains of a turf dyke, centre of photo, very degraded (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded remains of a grass-covered turf / stone dyke (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded remains of a grass-covered turf / stone dyke (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded remains of a grass-covered turf / stone bothy or shieling (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesThe very degraded remains of a stone/turf rectilinear structures located at the base of a NE-faceing slope, SW of stream (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesThe very degraded remains of a stone/turf rectilinear structures located at the base of a NE-faceing slope, SW of stream (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSW bridge abuttment, 3m wide and standing to 1m high (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesNE bridge abuttment, 7m long by 1.4m high (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork Report  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 18341 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NN 5625 9261 (3154m by 1089m)
Map Sheet:NN59SE
Civil Parish:LAGGAN
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Location:Glenshero Estate, Laggan

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S. and Peteranna, M.. 2011. Woodland Planting Scheme - Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Walkover Survey - Glenshero Estate - Laggan, Highland. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG55924Bothy - Glenshero, Laggan (Monument)
MHG55926Bridge abutments - Glenshero, Laggan (Monument)
MHG55918Dyke - Glenshero, Laggan (Monument)
MHG55923Dyke - Glenshero, Laggan (Monument)
MHG55917Enclosure - Glenshero, Laggan (Monument)
MHG55925Farmstead - Glenshero, Laggan (Monument)
MHG55915Shieling hut - Glenshero, Laggan (Monument)
MHG55916Shieling Hut - Glenshero, Laggan (Monument)

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