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ID:EHG3847
External Ref:PCL13
Name:DBA and walkover survey - Port Clair forest block, South Loch Ness
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:Feb-Mar 2013

Description

A DBA and walkover survey was carried out by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services in 2013 in advance of proposed felling at Port Clair forest block along the A82 trunk road. The survey identified 46 previously unrecorded archaeolgical sites including a Post Medieval settlement, boundary walls and clearance cairns. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Linear bank located at SW end of survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesMound location in mature coinfer trees, possible cairn or natural feature (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesOne of a group of clearance cairns located near the central north section (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesVisible wall section on possible structure (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesStone and brick built plinth at NE end of building footings at Port Clair (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesStone and brick built plinth at centre of building footings at Port Clair (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesRectangular concrete building foundation at Port Clair (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesRemains of stone-built enclosure at Wester Port Clair (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesStone-built bridge crossing a small burn at Wester Port Clair (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesPreserved section of stone-built dyke in Easter Port Clair (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesA moss-covered cairn, possibly a clearance cairn, located in the SW survey area (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesPreserved section of stone-built dyke in Easter Port Clair (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesLarge pile of stone which may have been a structure (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesLarge pile of stone which may have been a structure (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesLarge pile of stone which may have been a structure (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesCircular kiln bowl as ESE end of Kiln-barn showing some visible stonework (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesSurviving section of wall face, boundary dyke at Rubha Ban (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesRemains of a stone-built rectangular building under mature conifers (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesSurviving section of wall face, boundary dyke (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesSurviving section of wall face, boundary dyke (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesRemains of stone built rectangular farmstead (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesRemains of stone built structure attached to enclosure wall (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological ServicesRemains of stone built rectangular farmstead (photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services(photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services(photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services(photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services(photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services(photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services(photo by Mary Peteranna and Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 5745 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 4065 1319 (3730m by 4908m)
Map Sheet:NH41SW
Civil Parish:BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Port Clair forest block, South Loch Ness

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L. and Peteranna, M.. 2013. Proposed felling coupes within A82 project zone, Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Walkover Survey: Port Clair forest block - South Loch Ness. Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG2709Clearance Cairn, Easter Portclair (Monument)
MHG24640East Portclair (Monument)
MHG45407East Portclair (Monument)
MHG23348Easter Portclair (Monument)
MHG23343Rubha Ban, Loch Ness (Monument)
MHG23347Wester Portclair (Monument)

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