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ID:EHG4116
External Ref:ANG13
Name:Walkover survey - Auchnagallin Lease Area, Grantown-on-Spey
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:May 2013

Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey was carried out by RoCAS in 2013 on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland at Auchnagallin Lease Area, Grantown-on-Spey. The work was undertaken to establish the baseline extent and condition of any archaeological sites on the property, by recording and identifying any features that may need conservation management, and to inform forest design and operational planning. The survey identified seven previously unrecorded archaeological sites, including a post-medieval limekiln, quarry and dam and a possible prehistoric field system. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during the woodland planting. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Disused quarry site - grass-covered mound with hollows to  north side (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Disused quarry site - grass-covered mound with hollows to  north side (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Landscape situation of disused quarry (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Ruinous lime kiln, showing the 'eye' (aperture at the base of the kiln) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Ruinous lime kiln, showing the 'eye' (aperture at the base of the kiln) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Ruinous lime kiln (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Ruinous lime kiln (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Location of lime kiln with road in front centre and Wester Auchnagallin steadings to right (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Spread of stone located on left side of grass-covered platform (track across burn) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Rubble/stone-lined channel of burn on the S side of the stone spread and wall/dam (visible in centre background) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Looking across the ruinous stone structure Site 3a - shows the stone alignment, above the rubble (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Looking across the ruinous stone structure Site 3a - shows the stone alignment, above the rubble (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Ruinous stone wall or revetment wall (centre of photo) located along the burn terrace (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Small stone cairn at the top of burn terrace (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Spread of stone along edge of burn terrace;  may have formed ruinous walling or revetment along the terrace (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Extensive stone spread above burn terrace - possible field clearance on ruined wall or substantial revetment  wall along the terrace (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Spread of stone along edge of burn terrace;  may have formed ruinous walling or revetment along the terrace (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS) (File size: 3277 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NJ 0490 3324 (709m by 764m)
Map Sheet:NJ03SW
Civil Parish:CROMDALE, INVERALLAN AND ADVIE
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Location:Auchnagallin Lease Area, Grantown-on-Spey

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L. & Peteranna, M.. 2013. Auchnagallin Lease Area, Grantown-on-Spey: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS). Digital.

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