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ID:EHG3850
External Ref:ANC12
Name:DBA and walkover survey - Inchnacardoch forest block, South Loch Ness
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:Feb 2012

Description

A DBA and walkover survey were carried out by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services in 2012 in advance of proposed tree felling along the A82 trunk road on the north side of Loch Ness. The survey identified twenty-two previously unrecorded archaeological sites, including post-medieval boundary walls, prehistoric hut circles and clearance cairns. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Site 1: A rock shelter built into a rock outcrop with SE-facing aspect; (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 1: A rock shelter built into a rock outcrop with SE-facing aspect; (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 1: A rock shelter built into a rock outcrop with SE-facing aspect; (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 1: Remains of a plaster angel figure on a ledge above rock shelther (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 1: Natural 'doorway' at back of rock shelter, ends at back of outcrop (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 2: Moss- and grass-covered turf/stone mound, appears built up on N side (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 2: Moss- and grass-covered turf/stone mound, appears built up on N side (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 3b: Moss-covered stone clearance cairn, spread downhill - disturbed by tree mounding. (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 4a: An arc of moss-covered rubble/stone walling, probable remains of a hut circle (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 4a: An arc of moss-covered rubble/stone walling, probable remains of a hut circle (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 4a: An arc of moss-covered rubble/stone walling, probable remains of a hut circle (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 4a: An arc of moss-covered rubble/stone walling, probable remains of a hut circle (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 3c: Moss-covered stone clearance cairn,spread downhill, disturbed by tree moundin (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 5: Moss-covered clearance cairn of medium-large stone near hut circles Site 6 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 6: View over terrace with three possible hut circles, Site 6b in foreground, 6a in background (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 6: View over terrace with three possible hut circles, Site 6b in foreground, 6a in background (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 18: Stone/turf enclosure wall in centre of survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 18: Stone/turf enclosure wall in centre of survey area (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSites 9 & 22: Upright slab, possible boundary marker, built into head dyke Site 22 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSites 9 & 22: Upright slab, possible boundary marker, built into head dyke Site 22 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 10: One clearance cairn set within dense tree plantation (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 11: Drystone bothy behind Inchnacardoch lodge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 7a: Drystone sheepfold walling under thick moss (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 7b: Drystone house under thick moss, inside sheepfold Site 7a (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSite 7b: Entrance into house inside sheepfold Site 7a (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services (File size: 2188 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 3797 1095 (2261m by 1648m)
Map Sheet:NH31SE
Civil Parish:BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Inchnacardoch forest block

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L and Peteranna, M. 2012. Proposed felling coupes within A82 project zone, Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Walkover Survey: Inchnacardoch forest block, South Loch Ness. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

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