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ID:EHG4305
External Ref:INC14
Name:Watching brief - Inchnacroe, Morvich
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:March 2014

Description

A controlled strip watching brief was conducted by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services in 2014 on behalf of Mackintosh Joinery during the topsoil clearance of a site for two holiday letting houses in Inchnacroe, Morvich. No features of archaeological interest. In addition, during the fieldwork, a rapid survey of the landscape on the north side of the development area was conducted in order to record the location of four archaeological sites of interest. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WATCHING BRIEF

Images

House sites prior to clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)House sites prior to site clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)House site 1 prior to clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Clearance of the small watercourse prior to site clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Vegetation or tree root bases preserved below the peat layer (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Vegetation or tree root bases preserved below the peat layer (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Vegetation or tree root bases preserved below the peat layer (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Vegetation or tree root bases preserved below the peat layer (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Looking west over the new hoiuse sites and down Strath Croe (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Eastern house site after site clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Eastern house site and access atrack (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Eastern house site and access track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Eastern house site and access track (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Development site after site clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Panorama of development site after site clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site access track after site clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)West house site after topsoil clearance (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)West-facing panorama of Strath Croe (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Looking west of Site 2, stone-built circcle structure, possible shieling (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)West facing panorama of Strath Croe (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Looking WNW over Strath Croe (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Looking WNW over the Strath Croe landscape with hut circle (site 3) clearly visible (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Looking NW over the hut circle site 3 (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 3, hut circle, with Strath Croe and Loch Duich in the background (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 4, stone-built structure overlying earlier hut circle mound (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 4, stone-built structure overlying earlier hut circle mound (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Site 4, stone-built structure overlying earlier hut circle mound (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Sute 4, stone-built structure overlying earlier hut circle mound (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)West-facing panorama of Strath Croe (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)Looking north over tyhe ruins of the stone-built farmstead and enclosure (photo by Mary Peteranna)  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS) (File size: 4126 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 9702 2112 (65m by 33m)
Map Sheet:NG92SE
Civil Parish:GLENSHIEL
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Location:Land E of 2 Inchnacroe, Morvich

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2014. Erection of 2 Holiday Houses Inchnacroe, Morvich: Archaeological Controlled Strip Watching Brief. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS). Digital.

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