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ID:EHG4451
External Ref:ALF14
Name:Watching brief - Auchmore Farm, Muir of Ord Hydro Scheme
Organisation:Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)
Date:July 2014

Description

A watching brief was carried out by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services in 2014 on behalf of ALF Burn Hydro Ltd in advance of the installation of a 100kW hydro scheme at Auchmore Farm, near Muir of Ord, Ross-shire. The work was undertaken following an initial walkover survey (see EHG4209) during excavation of the pipe route through Site 5 and a nearby stone dyke (Site 18) to record their characteristics and to observe whether any buried archaeology was present. Both were constructed directly onto the ground surface, although using different construction techniques. Due to the much degraded nature of the stone and turf dyke, it is suggested that it was of an earlier period. However, no dateable material was recovered to support this interpretation. No other archaeological features or finds were observed. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WATCHING BRIEF

Images

Pre-ex shot of the area to be excavated (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesStone dyke prior to being breached (photo by Lynn  Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesStone dyke prior to being breached (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW-facing wall and soil profile (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW-facing wall and soil profile (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW-facing wall and soil profile (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW-facing wall and soil profile (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWall and soil profile on the WNW side of the breach (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesWall and soil profile on the WNW side of the breach (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW-facing section (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW-facing section (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesNW-facing section (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological ServicesSE-facing section - no bank or wall visible (photo by Lynn Fraser)  © Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS) (File size: 3302 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 4889 4977 (44m by 35m)
Map Sheet:NH44NE
Civil Parish:URRAY
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Land 400m S of Auchmore Farm, Muir of Ord

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Fraser, L.. 2014. Auchmore Farm, Muir of Ord, Installation of Hydro Scheme: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, Walkover Survey and Watching Brief. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS). Digital.

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