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ID:EHG4284
External Ref:Broadford 13
Name:Walkover survey - Broadford to Strollamus Mainout
Organisation:West Coast Archaeological Services
Date:Aug 2013

Description

An desk-based assessment and walkover survey were carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2013 on behalf of Scottish Water Solutions in advance of a new Broadford to Strollamus water main, a raw water main along the lower stretches of Glen Suardal, a site compound area adjacent to the Heaste road, and track access and haulage routes from the compound to Loch Buidhe and Loch Lonachan in the Parish of Strath, Skye. 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 water main route and in order to inform recommendations for the protection and management of any sites recovered. The survey identified a small number of new archaeological sites including boundary dykes, a sheep dipping tank, a track, and possible boathouse and dam, and two road bridges. The desk-based assessment produced a number of sites within the immediate landscape surrounding the proposed works including post-medieval settlement remains and the route of the former Strath Marble Railway line. Mitigation measures were proposed to safeguard the sites during the establishment of the proposed works. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Site 1: A stone/turf boundary dyke (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 2: A turf boundary dyke (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 4: A stone/turf boundary dyke (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 5: A grass-covered track is the remains of the old Marble train line. (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 8: A stone/turf dyke is located to either side of proposed haul track (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSites 7-8: At main outflow of loch is the remains of a stone-built dam and sluice (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 7-8: At main outflow of loch is the remains of a stone-built dam and sluice (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesNot labelled (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 10: A stone and mortar built Parliamentary bridge with a wide arch and buttresses to each side (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 10: A stone and mortar built Parliamentary bridge with a wide arch and buttresses to each side (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 11: A stone and mortar built Parliamentary bridge carries the old Luib to Broadford road. (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 11: A stone and mortar built Parliamentary bridge carries the old Luib to Broadford road. (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 11: A stone and mortar built Parliamentary bridge carries the old Luib to Broadford road. (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 12a: The stone footings of a house/byre (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological ServicesSite 13a: A stone/turf dyke (photo by Steven Birch)  © West Coast Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 2813 KB)Site Index  © West Coast Archaeological Services (File size: 14 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 6203 2301 (5670m by 7637m)
Map Sheet:NG62SW
Civil Parish:STRATH
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Broadford to Strollamus Mainout

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2013. Broadford to Strollamus Mainout, Raw Water Main and Track Access for Loch Buidhe and Loch Lonachan, Strath, Skye: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Walkover Survey. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital.

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