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ID:EHG4140
External Ref:CNE14
Name:Walkover Survey - Creag Nan Eun forest block, South Loch Ness
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:Feb 2014

Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by RoCAS in 2014 on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland at Creag Nan Eun Forest Block, South Loch Ness, Inverness-shire in advance of proposed tree felling along the A82 trunk road. 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. Archaeological sites were recorded individually including using high-resolution digital photography where possible, while sketch survey drawings were produced where necessary. The individual site locations were plotted using and ArcPad GIS software on a handheld Windows Mobile-based computer capable of sub-metre accuracy. When a reliable satellite signal was unavailable, site locations were recorded using a handheld Garmin GPS. The survey identified forty-nine archaeological sites, including post medieval settlement, boundary walls and clearance cairns. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Site 1a: Structure 1: a stone-built, rectangular building aligned E-W in a ruinous condition (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 1d: Structure 1d: a stone-built, T-shaped building in a ruinous condition (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 1d: Detail of structure 1d showing damage caused by tree-planting and windfall (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Structure 1d showing the S wall standing up to 2m high (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 1d: Structure 1 showing the E gable (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Sites 1a, 1d: Overlooking structures 1a (left) and 1d (right) (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Structure 5b: moss-covered footing of a rectangular structure aligned E-W (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Large pile of moss-covered stones in the vicinity of site 5 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Large pile of moss-covered stones in the vicinity of site 5 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 8: A large, rectangular, stone-built structure revetted into the bank on the N side (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 8: A large, rectangular, stone-built structure revetted into the bank on the N side (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Dry-stone dyke at the limit of the survey area near site 8 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 10: Possible shieling or compartment of a larger structure (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)One of a group of scattered clearance cairns in the vicinity of site 10 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)One of a group of scattered clearance cairns in the vicinity of site 10 (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)A drainage channel running through the forest (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)A drainage channel running through the forest (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 11: Dry-stone walling revetted into the slope (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Relict forest track (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Relict forest track (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 13: The remains of a mill lead running from the Allt Coinneag (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 134: The remains of a mill lead running from the Allt Coinneag (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 12: A stone/rubble building built into the slope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 12: A stone/rubble building built into the slope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 18: Large stone spread on the slope to the E of the Allt Coinneag (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 18: Large stone spread on the slope to the E of the Allt Coinneag (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 18: Large stone spread on the slope to the E of the Allt Coinneag (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 14: A stone wall revetted into a SSE facing slope to form a path (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 14: A stone wall revetted into a SSE facing slope to form a path (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 15: Stone dyke (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 15: Stone dyke (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 156: Stone dyke (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 19: General shot of the site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 19: General shot of the site (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 19: Image showing the wall detail (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 21: Relict forest track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 12: Relict forest track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 24: Relict forest track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 39: Dyke (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 27: Stone dyke running down the E side of a burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 27: Stone dyke running down the E side of a burn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 28: Wall of structure to the N (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 28: Wall of structure to the N (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 29: Sheepfold (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 29: Sheepfold (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 29: Sheepfold (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 29: Sheepfold (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 30: A shieling or structure located on the SE side of a forestry track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 30: A shieling or structure located on the SE side of a forestry track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 22: Bridge crossing a narrow part of the gorge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 22: Bridge crossing a narrow part of the gorge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 22: Bridge crossing a narrow part of the gorge (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 31: Ruskich Inn - building revetted into the uphill slope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 31: Ruskich Inn - building revetted into the uphill slope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 31: Ruskich Inn - building revetted into the uphill slope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Sites 31-32: Ruskich Inn - image showing the stone slab steps to the SW of the NE building (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 37: Ruskich Inn - corner of the building revetted into the uphill slope showing a stone dyke running uphill (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 37: Ruskich Inn - track running uphill above the buildings (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 42: Ford crossing (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Sites 36 & 38: Revetted side of the track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 40: Ruskich Inn - SW building (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 35: Ruskich Inn - second building revetted into the slope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 37: Ruskich Inn - track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Primrose Bay - track to a private water tank (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 43: Dry-stone wall within forestry to the W of Primrose Bay (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 43: Dry-stone wall within forestry to the W of Primrose Bay (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 44: 'Pen' attached to the dry-stone dyke (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 44: 'Pen' attached to the dry-stone dyke (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 45: Building to the S of the dry-stone dyke. Image shows an attached compartment (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 45: Building to the S of the dry-stone dyke. Image shows an attached compartment (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 45: Detail of the coursing visible on the internal wall of the building (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 46: Showing the bank below the building (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 33: Ruskich Inn - showing the wall revetted into the slope adjacent to the stream, one of the buildings and the dry-stone dyke running uphill (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 33: Ruskich Inn - showing the wall revetted into the slope adjacent to the stream, one of the buildings and the dry-stone dyke running uphill (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 35: Ruskich Inn - showing the central building revetted into the slope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 35: Ruskich Inn - showing the central building revetted into the slope (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 37: Looking up the track at Ruskich Inn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 42: The ford built as part of the track above Ruskich Inn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 42: The ford built as part of the track above Ruskich Inn (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 47: Possible wall or dyke (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 49: Bridge adjacent to the forestry access located at NH 4998 2409 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 49: Bridge adjacent to the forestry access located at NH 4998 2409 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 49: Bridge adjacent to the forestry access located at NH 4998 2409 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS) (File size: 5402 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 4535 2032 (9305m by 7571m)
Map Sheet:NH42SE
Civil Parish:URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Creag Nan Eun forest block, South Loch Ness

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2014. Proposed Felling Coupes Within A82 Project Zone, Inverness Ross & Skye Forest District: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Walkover Survey: Creag Nan Eun Forest Block - South Loch Ness. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS). Digital.

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