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External Ref:Tomatin 14
Name:Walkover survey - Tomatin Water Treatment Works, Strathdearn
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:Feb 2014


A DBA and walkover survey was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2014 on behalf of Scottish Water Solutions in advance of new water treatment work upgrades at Tomatin, Strathdearn Inverness-shire. The work was undertaken to assess the nature and extent of any archaeology likely to be affected within the areas outlined for the proposed development works and in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites recovered. The survey recorded the site of a known hut circle and associated field system and identified one new archaeological site, which may comprise the degraded remains of a prehistoric cairn. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the site during the establishment of the proposed works. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



View of possible cairn showing central hollow (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView of possible cairn looking uphill and showing mound to E (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesPossible cairn showing central hollow in the monument (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesView over hut circle with River Finghorn beyond (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesHut circle with clearance cairns in foreground and to left (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological Services


Fieldwork report  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 2785 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 7996 2734 (582m by 501m)
Map Sheet:NH72NE
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Tomatin Water Treatment Works, Strathdearn

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2014. Tomatin Water Treatment Works, Strathdearn, Inverness-shire: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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