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ID:EHG3974
External Ref:PMK 2011
Name:DBA and walkover survey - Pitmain, Kingussie
Organisation:Alba Archaeology Ltd
Date:Nov 2011

Description

Alba Archaeology (Highland) Ltd undertook an archaeological desktop and walkover survey for a proposed hydro-electric development at Pitmain Estate, Kingussie, in 2011. The walkover survey revealed a few unrecorded archaeological features to the area around Pitmain Lodge to include clearance cairns, a head-dyke, buildings and a possible enclosure, as well as a dam and former powerhouse, and water tank for Pitmain House. A number of recommendations were proposed. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

View of Bothy (site 2) facing NW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of Bothy (site 2) facing NW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of Bothy (site 2) facing SW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of site of intake chamber 1 Allt Unaig with site 1 in background facing SW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of site 1 facing SW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of site 1 facing SW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of route of pipeline from NH 73649/04880 facing S. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of Bothy (site 2) facing SW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of route of pipeline from NH 74002/04297 facing SSW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of route of pipeline from NH 74002/04297 facing SSW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of track (site 9) facing NW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of track (site 9) facing S – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of track (site 9) facing S – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of possible structure facing NW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of site of possible structure facing S – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of sheiling site (site 3) facing W. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of former trench with remains of cast-iron pipe to water tank (site 4) facing SE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of water tank facing SW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of pipeline route S to Loch Gynack. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of pipeline route S to Loch Gynack. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of pipeline route S to Loch Gynack. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of pipeline route S to Loch Gynack. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of pipeline route S to Loch Gynack facing E. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of pipeline route S to Loch Gynack facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of Pitmain Lodge facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of yellow-sandstone roundel W gable. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of internal trusses. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of internal trusses. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of Pitmain Lodge facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of Pitmain Lodge facing NW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of yellow-sandstone roundel E gable. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of yellow-sandstone roundel E gable. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of retaining wall by Pitmain House facing SE – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of retaining wall by Pitmain House facing SE – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of clearance cairn NH 74851/02687 facing SW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of head-dyke facing S. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of Pitmain House facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of Pitmain House facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeololgyView of clearance cairn at NH 74899/02671 facing NE – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of head-dyke facing S towards Dam – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of pipeline route S to Loch Gynack facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of clearance cairn NH 74853/02719 facing N – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of clearance cairn NH 74853/02719 facing NE – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of former borrow pit facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of head-dyke facing SE towards Dam – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of head-dyke facing NW from Dam. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of dam facing SE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of dam facing SSE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of dam facing SSE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of former intake chamber – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of former intake chamber – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of dam facing S – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of dam facing S – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of dam facing S – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of dam facing NW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of dam facing NW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of building at NH 75004/02563 facing SW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of building at NH 75004/02563 facing SW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of former powerhouse (site 7) facing SE – scale 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of former powerhouse (site 7) facing SE – scale 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of intake pipe inside powerhouse facing N – scale 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of intake pipe inside powerhouse facing N – scale 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of footbridge and ford (site 8) facing SE – scale 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of footbridge (site 8) facing S – scale 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of head-dyke facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of possible enclosure facing SW – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba ArchaeologyView of possible enclosure facing NE – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Alba Archaeology (File size: 8418 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 7434 0381 (2612m by 3112m)
Map Sheet:NH70SW
Civil Parish:KINGUSSIE AND INSH
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Location:Pitmain

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 2011. Pitmain Hydro, Kingussie, Highland: Archaeological Desktop & Walkover Survey. Alba Archaeology. Digital.

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