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ID:EHG3795
External Ref:011/BOR/11
Name:DBA and walkover survey - Glenborrodale Estate, 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 15th May 2011 on behalf of Miller Harris and Glenborrodale 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 shielings, enclosures, boundary walls, a track and a well. Caisteal Breac Dun was also revisited and recorded, although this structure was located outside the survey areas. 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

Caisteal Breac dun in the distance, from Survey Area 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesCaisteal Breac dun in the distance, from Survey Area 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPanorama of Caisteal Breac dun, showing the shieling overlying dun rubble (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesRubble remains of Caisteal Breac dun, showing the shieling overlying dun rubble (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesW side of Caisteal Breac dun, with Glen Borradale in background (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView down Glen Borrodale from the dun Site 3; Survey area 4 is in the centre right of photo (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesDrystone enclosure under grass and bracken located at the SW corner of a plantation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 1596 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NM 6123 6200 (843m by 1713m)
Map Sheet:NM66SW
Civil Parish:ARDNAMURCHAN
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Glenborrodale Estate, 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 - Glenborrodale Estate, Ardnamurchan. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

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MHG144Dun - Caisteal Breac, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
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MHG56119Dyke - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56120Dyke - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56116Enclosure - Caisteal Breac, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56117Enclosure - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56114Shieling huts - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56109Track - Allt Innis nam Feorag, Ardnamurchan (Monument)
MHG56115Well - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan (Monument)

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