In March 2005 Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD) was commissioned by Scottish Power to undertake a photographic record of Strathrory Bridge prior to proposed strengthening of the structure and monitor the topsoil stripping for the construction of an access from the main road for the proposed wind farm at Beinn Tharsuinn, Sutherland. The proposed area of the access junction was approximately 7 m by 10 m. The exact measurements were difficult to ascertain as the site was completely covered in 0.3 m of mud after bad weather over the preceding weekend. Prior to the arrival of the archaeologist on site the peat had already been stripped-off and a large quantity of the subsoil had been removed. In areas where the subsoil had not been removed, the depth of mud made it impossible to determine if any archaeological features remained. Heavy mechanical plant was continuously driving over this area making it unlikely that any surface archaeological remains would have survived. The examination of the stonework of Strathrory Bridge revealed that the north arch had been repaired, but the main construction of the bridge was in good condition. <1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Phillips, S.. 2005. Beinn Tharsuinn Topsoil Strip Monitoring and Strathrory Bridge Recording: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University (GUARD). 03/05/2005. Digital.
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