EHG107 - DBA and Walkover Survey - Letterfearn and Ratagan



Catherine Dagg




An archaelogical assessment of the proposed route of the pipelines between Letterfearn and Ratagan, Ratagan and Ault a' Chruinn, and Ardelve and Sallachy was commissioned by the North of Scotland Water Authority. This project was intended to combine a desk-based assessment of known archaeological and historical data with an archaeological field survey. The object of the project was to identify areas where pipeline laying work might affect the archaeological record, both visible and conjectural, and to recommend measures to be taken to safguard the archaeological record. Information on the known archaeological record was obtained from the Highland Council's Sites & Monuments Record, held by the Archaeology Unit of the Planning and Development department of Highland Council and Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, and the National Monuments Register for Scotland in Edinburgh. Aerial photographs were examined for evidence and unrecorded features. The archaeological field survey was carried out on April 6th 2000 in good sunny conditions. This involved walking along the entire length of the proposed route of the pipeline, searching a corridor of up to 50m for unrecorded archaeological features, and visiting known features to assess the potential impact of the project. <1>

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Location Letterfearn and Ratagan
Grid reference Centred NG 9176 2104 (6201m by 4614m)
Map sheet NG92SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GLENELG

Related Monuments/Buildings (6)

  • Disused bridge at Ratagan, Glenelg (Monument)
  • Duich House (Monument)
  • Gill' a' Chaoin-Tearn (Monument)
  • Glenshiel Parish Church (Monument)
  • Kintail Lodge Hotel (Building)
  • Shiel Bridge (Monument)

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Record last edited

Jul 4 2016 12:47PM

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