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ID:EHG4045
External Ref:KIL11
Name:DBA and walkover survey - Kilbeg, Sleat, Isle of Skye (Phases 2 and 3)
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:Feb 2011

Description

A DBA and walkover survey was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in February 2011 on behalf of Miller Harris and the Clan Donald Estates in advance of a woodland establishment scheme at Kilbeg, Sleat. The survey identified a significant number of new sites of archaeological interest including a prehistoric hut-circle, farmsteads, shielings, boundary walls and areas of rig and furrow cultivation. <1>

The results of this survey are compliment the findings of the DBA and walkover survey and archaeological evaluations undertaken in Phase 1 to the north in 2010 (see EHG3589).

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Area of rig and furrow on S-facing slopes in NW corner of Survey Area 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesMulti-cell shieling in grassy patch amongst heather situated alongside a small burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesMulti-cell shieling in grassy patch amongst heather situated alongside a small burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesMulti-cell shieling in grassy patch amongst heather situated alongside a small burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesTwo turf single cell shielings (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesTurf single cell shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesTwo turf single cell shielings (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesRemains of a farmstead comprising two stone-built houses connected at W ends by stone wall (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesRemains of a farmstead comprising two stone-built houses connected at W ends by stone wall (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesEast gable end of stone house (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesTwinning pen in NW corner of house, Site 132-a (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesBowl of corn-dying kiln (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesCorn-drying kiln (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesBracken-covered settlement remains (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesBracken-covered settlement remains (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPortion of stone/turf boundary dyke (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesAreas of rig and furrow (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesAreas of rig and furrow at the central N end of Survey Area 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesAreas of rig and furrow (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesGrass- and bracken-covered stone and turf boundary wall (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded stone-built house (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded stone-built house (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesFacing NE along central turf/stone boundary dyke (Site 211), a second dyke (Site 210) runs parallel to it visible in the right side of the photo beyond the shrubs (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesFacing NE along central turf/stone boundary dyke (Site 211), a second dyke (Site 210) runs parallel to it visible in the right side of the photo beyond the shrubs (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesFacing NE along central turf/stone boundary dyke (Site 211), a second dyke (Site 210) runs parallel to it visible in the right side of the photo beyond the shrubs (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPortion of turf boundary wall within E side of Survey Area 2 amidst a complex network of walls (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPortion of turf boundary wall within E side of Survey Area 2 amidst a complex network of walls (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesBracken- and moss-covered turf and stone rectangular structure to N side of a small burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesBracken- and moss-covered turf and stone rectangular structure to N side of a small burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesBracken- and moss-covered turf and stone rectangular structure to N side of a small burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesAreas of rig and furrow along the N side of the Survey Area 2 boundary: visible as bracken-covered linear rows (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesAbandoned farmstead and disused grassy and bracken-covered S-facing hillslopes to either side; the red roof in the centre of the photo marks Site 143 and Site 144 is to its right (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesNortheast corner of Survey Area 2 (centre of photo): areas of bracken-covered fields with some visible rig and furrow and associated disused boundary walls (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesNortheast corner of Survey Area 2 (centre of photo): areas of rig and furrow and associated disused boundary walls; Abandoned settlement Site 143/144 to left (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesAbandoned farmstead and disused grassy and bracken-covered S-facing hillslopes to either side; the red roof in the centre of the photo marks Site 143 and Site 144 is to its right (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesDegraded drystone byre with rounded corners and collapsed tin roof; located to SW to standing house Site 144 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesDegraded drystone byre with rounded corners and collapsed tin roof; located to SW to standing house Site 144 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesStanding disused house with mortared walls located NE of Site 143 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesStanding disused house with mortared walls located NE of Site 143 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded turf shieling situated on N side of Allt a Mhuilinn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded turf shieling situated on N side of Allt a Mhuilinn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded turf shieling situated on N side of Allt a Mhuilinn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesArea of rig and furrow adjacent to road along N side of Survey Area 2 boundary (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded turf pen or enclosure attached to a turf dyke (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLocated in the SE end of Survey Area 3, the remains of a dispersed settlement comprising very degraded turf and stone buildings (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesLocated in the SE end of Survey Area 3, the remains of a dispersed settlement comprising very degraded turf and stone buildings (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPossible turf hut circle or enclosure (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPossible turf hut circle or enclosure (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesTurf/stone boundary dyke crossing centre of Survey Area 3 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded remains of drystone house (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded remains of drystone house (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesVery degraded remains of drystone house (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesDrystone house or partially partly revetted into hillslope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesDrystone house or partially partly revetted into hillslope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesDrystone house or partially partly revetted into hillslope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPanoramic photo of NE corner of Survey Area 2 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPanoramic photo of central N side of Survey Area 2, showing the bracken-covered rows of rig and furrow (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © West Coast Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork Report  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 4804 KB)Photo index record  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 34 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 6322 0526 (1595m by 2920m)
Map Sheet:NG60NW
Civil Parish:SLEAT
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Sleat, Isle of Skye

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S and Peteranna, M. 2011. Woodland Establishment Scheme: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey - Kilbeg Phase 2 and 3, Sleat, Isle of Skye. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

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