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Name:Walkover Survey - Uileann Hydro Scheme, Ardtornish Estate, Morvern
Organisation:Jennifer G Robertson
Date:June & Aug 2010


A desk-based assessment and walkover survey ahead of a proposed hydro-electric scheme at Uileann on the Ardtornish Estate, Morvern, was conducted by J.G. Robertson in 2010. The survey area consisted of a narrow strip of ground, 50m either side of the proposed pipelines, an area 50m in diameter around the intakes and 100m in diameter around the powerhouse. Twelve archaeological sites, comprising twenty-four individual monuments recorded. All were associated with the agricultural landscape of either the pre-clearance townships or with the subsequent phase of sheep-farming. <1>

The environmental statement suggested that the dyke, enclosed arable land and the sheepfank were to be avoided to protect them from any impact from the hydroelectric scheme. <2>

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Walkover Survey Report  © Jennifer G Robertson (File size: 1664 KB)Fieldwork report  © Dulas Hyrdogeneration Ltd (File size: 101 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NM 7599 5091 (2339m by 1666m)
Map Sheet:NM75SE
Civil Parish:MORVERN
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Ardtornish Estate, Gleann Geal

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Robertson, J.G.. 2010. An Archaeological Survey for the Uileann Hydro Scheme, Ardtornish Estate, Morvern, Lochaber, Highland. Unaffiliated. Digital.
  • Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Robertson, J G. 2010. Uileann Hydroelectric Scheme: Environmental Statement. Hydroplan UK. . Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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