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ID:EHG4119
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Name:Watching brief - new house plot, Croftcroy, Farr
Organisation:Stuart Farrell
Date:Oct-Nov 2010

Description

A watching brief was carried out by S Farrell in 2010 in regard to a condition required as part of a planning application on a greenfield development site located at Croftcroy, Farr, Inverness-shire. The proposed development was adjacent to a known hut circle. Survey work (see EHG4118) revealed a number of clearance cairns and a possible cultivation plot, lying around the hut circle. A number of cairns upon excavation were comprised of clearance material dumped atop large boulders of an unknown date. Subsequent work on a watching brief for the clearance of the site for the house plot and two adjacent plots revealed no archaeological features or deposits. No recommendations for further archaeological work were proposed. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WATCHING BRIEF

Images

View of excavation in progress facing S. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 2 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 2 facing S – scales 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation in progress facing S. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation in progress facing N (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation in progress facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of mound 3 area 2 facing N – scales 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 1 upon excavation facing SW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 1 upon excavation facing W. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 1 upon excavation facing W. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation in progress facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 1 upon excavation facing SE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 1 upon excavation facing E. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 1 upon excavation facing E. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 1 upon excavation facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 2 prior to excavation facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 2 prior to excavation facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation in progress facing S. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 3 facing W – scale 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation in progress facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 2 upon excavation facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 2 upon excavation facing S. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 2 upon excavation facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 3 prior to excavation facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 4 facing E – scale 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 4 facing E – scale 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 4 facing E – scale 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 4 facing E – scale 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 4 facing N – scales 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation in progress facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 4 facing NE – scale 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation of mound 4 facing NE – scale 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of clearance material facing NE – scales 1m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of excavation in progress facing E. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 3 upon excavation facing W. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 3 upon excavation facing SW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 3 upon excavation facing NE. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 3 upon excavation facing E. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of area 3 upon excavation facing SW. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart Farrell

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Stuart Farrell (File size: 4720 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 6823 3325 (75m by 68m)
Map Sheet:NH63SE
Civil Parish:DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Croftcroy

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 2010. Archaeological Survey and Watching Brief of a Development at Croftcroy, Farr, Inverness-shire, Highland. Unaffiliated. . Digital.

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