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ID:EHG4136
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Name:Watching brief - land to SW of Maikle Croft, Invershin, Lairg
Organisation:Catherine Dagg
Date:Aug 2011

Description

An archaeological watching brief was carried out by C Dagg in 2011 on ground breaking work for a new house at Maikle, Sutherland. The only anthropogenic features noted were plough marks and a deposit of charcoal-blackened stone fragments interpreted as the detritus of land clearance. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WATCHING BRIEF

Images

General view of site from SE (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggGeneral view of house site (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggCairn, with house site behind (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggBuilding group at NH6011 9390 (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggLayer of blackened earth containing stone fragments (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggLayer of blackened earth visible in NW-facing section of services trench (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggLayer of blackened earth following natural dip of subsoil (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggWater worn cobbles in matrix of subsoil (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggWater worn cobbles immediately underlying plough soil (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggDeposit of cobbles exposed in both sections of services trench (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggNatural spring (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggSE-facing section of service trench above spring, showing undisturbed natural subsoil and gravels (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggSprinmg, overlaid by undisturbed natural gravels (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggNE-facing section of stripped house site area, just south of west corner (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggNE-facing section of stripped house site area, just south of west corner (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggNE-facing section adjacent to access road, showing dippoing of subsoil surface (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggNE-facing section adjacent to access road, showing dippoing of subsoil surface (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggSW part of site, topsoil stripped to subsoil surface (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggPlough marks, indicated by ranging poles (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggPlough marks, indicated by ranging poles (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggNorth part of site, topsoil stripped to subsoils surface (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggSouth part of site, topsoil stripped to subsoils surface (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggWest part of site, topsoil stripped to subsoils surface (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggEast part of site, topsoil stripped to subsoils surface (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine Dagg

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Catherine Dagg (File size: 951 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 5972 9391 (167m by 120m)
Map Sheet:NH59SE
Civil Parish:CREICH
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND
Location:Land to SW of Maikle Croft, Invershin, Lairg

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C.. 2011. Land to SW of Maikle Croft, Invershin, Lairg, Sutherland: Archaeological Watching Brief. Unaffiliated. Digital.

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