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ID:EHG3785
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Name:DBA and walkover survey - Neaty Burn, Struy, Kilmorack
Organisation:Jill Harden
Date:Sept 2012

Description

A walkover survey was carried out in 2012 by J Harden in advance of the proposed construction of a small hydro-electric scheme on the Neaty Burn in Glen Strathfarrar near Struy. The works would involve the construction of two buildings at the intake and outfall points on the Neaty Burn and a pipeline inbetween the two. The survey was undertaken from the proposed intake down to the proposed outstation. A broad swathe on either side of the proposed pipeline was reviewed, resulting in a search area c100m in width. The proposed sites of the intake and outfall constructs are located beside the Neaty Burn. No archaeological features were recorded at these points. The proposed route of the pipeline would cross the hillside northwest-southeast for c800m from the intake, before turning north-south / south-southwest, down the ridge to the east of a small un-named burn, for c800m to the outfall. A review of a 50m-wide zone on either side of the route failed to record any features of archaeological interest. It was also considered highly unlikely that any buried archaeological deposits exist across this hillside. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Overlooking the site of the intake on the east side of the Neaty Burn looking S (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenOverlooking the site of the intake on the east side of the Neaty Burn looking S (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenThe proposed pipeline route from cNH355413 looking NW (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenThe proposed pipeline route from cNH355413 looking SE (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenThe proposed pipeline route from cNH357409 looking SSW (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenThe stalkers' path at NH35754078 looking NW (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenThe proposed pipeline route from cNH357406 looking N (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenOverlooking the site of the outfall on the east side of the Neaty Burn looking SSW (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenOverlooking the site of the outfall on the east side of the Neaty Burn looking SSW (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenA view across the round house MHG 4390 looking ESE (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill HardenA view across the round house MHG 4390 looking NW (photo by Jill Harden)  © Jill Harden

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Jill Harden (File size: 260 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 3549 4101 (630m by 1347m)
Map Sheet:NH34SE
Civil Parish:KILMORACK
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Neaty Burn, Struy

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Harden, J.. 2012. New small-scale hydro-electric scheme: Neaty Burn, Struy, Beauly, Inverness-shire: Results of an archaeological walk-over in advance of works. Unaffiliated. Digital.

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