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ID:EHG3793
External Ref:010/LAGA/11
Name:DBA and Walkover Survey - Laga, Ardnamurchan
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:May 2011

Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out between the 13th and the 14th May 2011 on behalf of Miller Harris and Laga Estate, Ardnamurchan, Argyll in advance of a woodland creation and management scheme. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected within the area outlined for planting and regeneration and in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites recovered. The survey identified new sites of archaeological interest including a possible hut circle, a sheep fank, shielings, enclosures, boundary walls and areas of rig and furrow. Mitigation measures are proposed to safeguard the sites during the establishment of the woodland scheme. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Highly visible area of rig and furrow in SW corner of Survey area 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesHighly visible area of rig and furrow in SW corner of Survey area 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking over very degraded shieling (Site 2b) across to grass-covered shieling (Site 2a) alongside Allt Innis nam Feorag burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGrass-covered, very degraded shieling (Site 2a) to N of Allt Innis nam Feorag burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGrass-covered track and modern wood bridge burn crossing  Track is partially revetted in sections on downslope side (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGrass- and heather-covered small pile of stone, built against outcrop to N (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGrass- and heather-covered small pile of stone, with two upright stones visible, built against outcrop to N (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesA drystone single cell shieling under bracken and grass (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesA low cairn located on a prominent knoll with an upright gravestone stone (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSheepfank, Site 10, in background, with Site 11, very degraded remains of a pen in foreground under grass (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLarge clearance cairn at Laga, SW corner of Survey area 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesW side of Survey area 1 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView southward across centre of Survey area 1 towards Loch Sunart (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView southward across centre of Survey area 1 towards Loch Sunart (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView from E side of Survey area 1 looking across the glen towards Site 35 rig and furrow (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView from E side of Survey area 1 looking across the glen towards Site 35 rig and furrow (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesBracken and heather-covered boulder and large stone wall standing up to 1m high with walls 0.7-0.8m wide.  Appears well-built, possibly of later construction than surrounding walls. (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesArea of clearance cairns in SW corner of Survey area 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork Report  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 2291 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NM 6286 6207 (1615m by 2371m)
Map Sheet:NM66SW
Civil Parish:ARDNAMURCHAN
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Laga, Ardnamurchan

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S and Peteranna, M. 2011. Archaeological Desk -Based Assessment and Walkover Survey - Laga Estate, Ardnamurchan. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG56112Grave - Laga Burn, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG54657Hut circle? - Allt Mor, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56108Shieling huts - Allt Innis nam Feorag, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56111Standing stone - Laga Burn, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56110Stone pile - Laga Burn, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG14395Township - Laga, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56109Track - Allt Innis nam Feorag, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56113Water tank - Laga Burn, Ardnamurchan (Monument)

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