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Early in 1997, the possibility that Sandwood Estate might provide a suitable location for one or more of the annual field survey weeks for the students of the Field Archaeology Course on Glasgow University's Department of Adult and Continuing Education was considered. This idea eventually lapsed, but an alternative suggestion that ACFA might become involved was raised, and received a positive response. The initial selection of sites and areas for survey was guided for suggestions from Will Boyd-Wallis. Several areas were earmarked for attention and were surveyed in as much detail as time and weather allowed:
1)Lower Strath Shinery - eight sheiling-huts, rectangular structure and older house.
2)Loch Carn Mharasaid (north side) - ten sheiling-huts and a possible bothy.
3)Loch Carn Mharasaid (south side) - six sheiling-huts and hut-circle.
4)Coastal Area, Sandwood and Port Beag - Sandwood House, Pre-improvement House and Enclosure, stone line enclosure, Sandwood Bay Homestead.
5)From Sandwood Bay to Port Beag - stone shelter, field system,
fisherman's bothy, three sheiling-huts.
6) Polin - Dun, terraces and enclosures, features opposite Eilean na h-Aiteig, .
7)Droman - settlement site and enclosure and shell deposit, enclosure, shell-covered mounds, stone scatterthree hut-circles.
Small finds were recovered from this site- stone and coin.<1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Waterton, J.. 1998. An archaeological field survey of parts of the John Muir Trust's Sandwood Estate, Highland (Sutherland Area). Association of Certificated Field Archaeologists. 10/07/1998. Digital.
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Sandwood Estate, Sutherland
Centred NC 2358 6146 (11462m by 8954m)
CAITHNESS SUTHERLAND AND EASTER ROSS
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