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Name:Walkover Survey - Dubh Lighe Hydro Scheme, Fassfern Estate, Loch Eil, Lochaber
Organisation:Jennifer G Robertson
Date:Mar-Apr 2013


A desk-based assessment and a rapid walkover survey were carried out by J.G. Robertson in 2013 in advance of a proposed hydro-electric scheme at Gleann Dubh Lighe, Fassfern Estate, Loch Eil. 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. Twenty-four archaeological sites were recorded. Most of these were associated with the agricultural landscape of either pre-clearance farmsteads or of the subsequent phase of sheep-farming, though a significant number resulted from the woodland management practices of the C18th and later.

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Walkover Survey Report  © Jennifer G Robertson (File size: 1779 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NM 9395 8196 (2061m by 3652m)
Map Sheet:NM98SW
Civil Parish:KILMALLIE
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Dubh Lighe Hydro, Glenfinnan

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Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Robertson, J.G.. 2013. An Archaeological Survey for the Dubh Lighe Hydro Scheme, Fassfern Estate, Loch Eil, Lochaber, Highland. Jennifer G Robertson. Digital.

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