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Record details

ID:EHG3839
External Ref:INVER12
Name:DBA and Walkover Survey - Inverie, Glenelg
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:Nov 2012

Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2012 on behalf of Knoydart Foundation in advance of two new native woodland planting schemes near Inverie on the central south coast of the Knoydart Peninsula. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected within the areas outlined for the proposed woodland planting scheme in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites identified. The desk-based assessment revealed one previously recorded site in the two survey areas, a sheepfold on the Allt a’ Mhuilinn in the Inverie survey area. The walkover survey recorded the remains of a three circular boulder structures, possible hut circle sites, within a possible prehistoric field system in the Inverie survey area. Several field boundary walls and a possible well were also recorded in Inverie and a possible Post Medieval structure was identified in the Glean an Dubh-Lochain survey area east of Inverie. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during planting for the woodland regeneration scheme. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Small clearance cairn with exposed stone visible on top in the N section of the Inverie survey area. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSmall clearance cairn with exposed stone visible on top in the N section of the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSmall heather- and grass-covered clearance cairn in the N section of the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSmall clearance cairn with exposed stone visible on top in the N section of the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking NNE across the N half of the Inverie survey area, one clearance cairn (Site 1a) is just visible in the left side of the photo (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesProbable hut circle site in the Inverie survey area comprising two circular alignments of mostly sub-peat upright boulders (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesProbable hut circle site in the Inverie survey area comprising two circular alignments of mostly sub-peat upright boulders (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesProbable hut circle site in the Inverie survey area comprising two circular alignments of mostly sub-peat upright boulders (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesProbable hut circle site in the Inverie survey area comprising two circular alignments of mostly sub-peat upright boulders (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesArc of upright boulders forming the W hut circle at Site 3a, Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesArc of upright boulders forming the W hut circle at Site 3a, Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking across Northern section of the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesProbable hut circle site in the Inverie survey area comprising a circular alignment of mostly sub-peat upright boulders (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesProbable hut circle site in the Inverie survey area comprising a circular alignment of mostly sub-peat upright boulders (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesBracken covered location of a possible hut circle site in the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking S across the stone/turf dyke, Site 13, at the centre of the survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPanorama of the central section of the Inverie survey area, looking S over a stone/turf boundary dyke, Site 13 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesStone-built sheep fank located in the S section of the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesStone-built sheep fank located in the S section of the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesStone-built sheep fank located in the S section of the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesStone-built sheep fank located in the S section of the Inverie survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking SE from the central west end (approx 200m OD) of the Gleann an Dubh-Lochain survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking W from the central west end (approx 200m OD) of the Gleann an Dubh-Lochain survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking E across the Gleann an Dubh-Lochain survey area at approx. 225m OD (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking WSW from the S edge of the Gleann an Dubh-Lochain towards the Torcuilean sheepfold (outside of surveyed area) (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLooking SW from the S edge of the Gleann an Dubh-Lochain towards the remains of a subrectangular enclosure near the Torcuilean sheepfold (outside of surveyed area) (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © West Coast Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 4454 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 7871 0160 (6063m by 2366m)
Map Sheet:NG70SE
Civil Parish:GLENELG
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Inverie, Glenelg

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2012. Inverie, Knoydart Peninsula Woodland Planting Schemes: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

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MHG56287Boundary Walls - Gleann an Dubh-Lochain, Glenelg (Monument)
MHG56286Boundary Walls - Inverie, Glenelg (Monument)
MHG56288Enclosure - Gleann an Dubh-Lochain, Glenelg (Monument)
MHG56285Possible well - Inverie, Glenelg (Monument)
MHG56289Structure - Gleann an Dubh-Lochain, Glenelg (Monument)
MHG56284Structures - Inverie, Glenelg (Monument)

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