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ID:EHG4326
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Name:DBA and walkover survey - Blarbuie, Strath Tirrie, Lairg
Organisation:Catherine Dagg
Date:July 2013

Description

A DBA and walkover survey was carried out by C Dagg in 2013 in an area of proposed new planting at Blarbuie on the west side of Strath Tirrie in the parish of Lairg, Sutherland. Several features, mainly relating to post-medieval or more modern agricultural/pastoral farming, but also including more ephemeral features relating to a prehistoric field system were recorded. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

Northeast edge of recorded prehistoric field system (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggNortheast edge of recorded prehistoric field system (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggNortheast edge of recorded prehistoric field system, samll circular grassy mound (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggSheep shelter, entrance to south and spur running south (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggSheep shelter, detail of drystone walling (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggSheep shelter, detail of tumbled drystone walling of eastern arc (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggPossible prehistoric field system (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggPossible prehistoric field system: low linear bank with visible stone fill (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggPossible prehistoric field system: circular grassy mound with no visible stone content (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggPossible prehistoric field system: general view of scatter of stones on ground surface and low mounds (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggPossible prehistoric field system: setting of stones, presumed removed from cultivation area (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine DaggDrainage ditch: blocked remains of upper section of drainage ditch running ENE to river (photo by Catherine Dagg)  © Catherine Dagg

Reports

Report  © Catherine Dagg (File size: 793 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NC 5522 1651 (1014m by 1116m)
Map Sheet:NC51NE
Civil Parish:LAIRG
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND
Location:Blarbuie, Strath Tirrie, Lairg

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dagg, C.. 2013. Blarbuie, Strath Tirrie, Lairg, Sutherland: Proposed New Planting Area: Archaeological Evaluation. Catherine Dagg. Digital.

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