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ID:EHG3818
External Ref:NVR12
Name:DBA and walkover survey - Novar Estate Woodland Creation Scheme
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:Dec 12-Jan 13

Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out for an area of proposed woodland by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services between December 2012 and January 2013 in advance of a new woodland creation scheme at Strath Mor near Evanton in Ross-shire on behalf of Crosscut Forestry and Novar Estate. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeological sites and features likely to be affected within the area outlined for the proposed woodland creation scheme and to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites identified. The survey identified two previously unrecorded hut circles and accurately recorded a known hut circle and field system, shooting butts and boundary dykes. The desk-based assessment revealed that the northwest and southwest peripheries of the area had been subject to survey and a watching brief in 1995, 2002 and 2003. Boundary dykes previously recorded within the survey area are included in this report. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during the woodland planting. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

General shot of survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeatures 5e & 5f: General shot looking down the length of the butts (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 5e: Shooting butt (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 5f: Shooting butt and ditch (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 6d: Degraded shooting butts; 6d in the foreground (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 8: View of the hut circle (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 8: View of the hut circle (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 8: View of the hut circle (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 9: View of the hut circle (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsShot of the quarry (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 2: General shot from above the hut circle (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 2: General shot from above the hut circle (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 2: General shot from above the hut circle (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsFeature 5a: Showing ditch running into the shooting butt (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServiecsGeneral shot looking down the length of the butts (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Serviecs

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (File size: 4440 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 5809 7046 (6176m by 4920m)
Map Sheet:NH57SE
Civil Parish:ALNESS
Civil Parish:KILTEARN
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Novar Estate

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2013. Novar Woodland Creation: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG28205Cnoc a' Leacachan (Monument)
MHG56489Dykes - Cnoc a' Leacachan (Monument)
MHG56491Hut circle - Strath Mor (Monument)
MHG56492Hut circle - Strath Mor (Monument)
MHG56493Mound - Strath Mor (Monument)
MHG56490Possible clearance cairn - Cnoc Gille Mo Bhrianaig (Monument)
MHG56497Shooting butts - Cnoc Ceislein (Monument)
MHG56494Shooting butts - Cnoc Gille Mo Bhrianaig (Monument)
MHG56496Shooting butts - Strath Mor (Monument)
MHG56498Turf banks - Novar Estate (Monument)
MHG56499Turf banks - Novar Estate (Monument)

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