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ID:EHG3838
External Ref:KILL11
Name:DBA and walkover survey - Killundine Estate, Morvern
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:Dec 2011

Description

West Coast Archaeological Services carried out an archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey between 16 December and 17 December 2011 on behalf of Scottish Woodlands and Killundine Estate, on the Morvern peninsula 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 thirty-eight new archaeological sites including shielings, townships, pens and turf and stone dykes. Most of these were associated with known postmedieval settlements. 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

A degraded stone-built shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesA degraded stone-built shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesA degraded subcircular stone-built pen (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView across survey area 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView across survey area 2 towards area 3 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPortion of estate wall running alongside burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView across survey area 3, showing bracken-covered boundary walls in the distance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological servicesStone-built D-shaped pen attached to rock outcrop (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSmall stone-built shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView across survey area 2 towards deserted settlement of Carnacailliche, Highland HER No. MHG14379 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSmall stone-built shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSmall stone-built shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSmall stone-built shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSmall stone-built shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView over deserted settlement of Lagan (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView over deserted settlement of Lagan (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView over deserted settlement of Lagan (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView across Sound of Mull toward the island (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork Report  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 1972 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NM 6004 4948 (3697m by 4136m)
Map Sheet:NM64NW
Civil Parish:MORVERN
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Killundine Estate, Morvern

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S and Peteranna, M. 2011. Woodland Creation Project: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey - Killundine Estate, Morvern. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

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MHG56282Shieling hut and Pen - Killundine Estate, Morvern (Monument)
MHG56281Shieling huts - Killundine Estate, Morvern (Monument)
MHG501Township - Gleann Nan Iomairean, Morvern (Monument)
MHG54Township - Lagan, Morvern (Monument)
MHG56283Transhumance and pastoral remains - Killundine Estate, Morvern (Monument)

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