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ID:EHG4327
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Name:DBA and walkover survey - Skelpick, Strathnaver
Organisation:Stuart Farrell
Date:June 2013

Description

A DBA and walkover survey was carried out by S Farrell in 2013 for an area of proposed forestry covering 55 hectares at Skelpick, Strathnaver, Sutherland. Work revealed a number of unrecorded archaeological sites of clearance cairns, shielings, structures and sheepfold, most probably dating to the post-medieval period. A number of recommendations were made in relation to the proposed scheme, which included creating 5-10m exclusion zones around sites. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WALKOVER SURVEY

Images

View of site facing S from south of site 1 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of site facing N from south of site 1 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of site 1 facing W – scale 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of site 1 facing NE – scale 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of site 1 facing E – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of site 5 facing N – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of site 5 facing E – scales 2m. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of site 5 facing NE – scale 2 (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of cc at site 5 facing W – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of cc at site 6 facing SE – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of field plot at site 6 facing W (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of shieling 1 at site 7 facing NE – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of shieling 1 at site 7 facing NW – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of shieling 2 at site 7 facing NW – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of cc site 8 facing NNE – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of cc site 8 facing E – scale 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of cc site 8 facing SE – scale 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of cc site 9 facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of sheepfold site 2 facing S – scale 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of sheepfold site 2 facing N (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of shieling at site 2 facing N – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of cc site 9 facing N – scale 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of structure at site 10 facing NE – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of structure at site 10 facing E – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of cc at site 11 facing NE – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of sheepfold at site 3 facing NE – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of field wall at site 3 facing NE (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of house at site 3 facing N – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of clearance material site 12 facing W with site 13 in background – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of clearance material site 12 facing NW – scales 2m (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart Farrell

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Stuart Farrell (File size: 9906 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NC 7243 5436 (530m by 1711m)
Map Sheet:NC75SW
Civil Parish:FARR
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND
Location:Skelpick, Strathnaver

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 2013. Report of Archaeological Desktop & Walkover Survey: Skelpick, Strathnaver, Sutherland, Highland. Stuart Farrell. Digital.

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