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ID:EHG679
External Ref:AFD10
Name:Watching brief - Achtuie Farm, Drumnadrochit
Organisation:Alba Archaeology Ltd
Date:July 2010

Description

Alba Archaeology (Highland) Ltd was commissioned in July 2010 to undertake an archaeological watching brief at Achtuie, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire as part of a project for a new house and garage with associated access and services. Work on the house and garage plot was excavated using a 6-tonne tracked back-acting machine with a 1.8m

wide straight-edged bucket. Supervision was conducted on areas where any new sub-surface ground works were to be carried out i.e. house plot , garage and access road. A total area of 323m² was stripped of topsoil on average 25cm in depth across the site for the house plot to an area roughly 18m NE-SW by 19m NW-SE. No archaeological features or deposits were revealed and no recommendations for further archaeological work were proposed. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • WATCHING BRIEF

Images

View of house plot prior to excavation facing N. (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of house plot prior to excavation facing NE (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of house plot prior to excavation facing N (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of House plot prior to excavation facing W (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of House plot prior to excavation facing E (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of excavation in progress (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of excavation in progress (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of excavation in progress (photo by Stuart Farell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of excavation in progress (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of house Plot upon excavation facing N (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Stuart FarrellView of house plot upon excavation facing N (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of house plot upon excavation facing W (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of house plot upon excavation facing W (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of house plot upon excavation facing NW (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of house plot upon excavation facing W (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of house plot upon excavation facing N (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology LtdView of access road upon excavation facing E (photo by Stuart Farrell)  © Alba Archaeology Ltd

Reports

Fieldwork report  © Alba Archaeology (File size: 3818 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NH 5219 3125 (32m by 26m)
Map Sheet:NH53SW
Civil Parish:INVERNESS AND BONA
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Achtuie Farm, Drumnadrochit

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S.. 2010. Achtuie Farm, Drumnadrochit: Archaeological Watching Brief. Alba Archaeology. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings - none

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