EHG184 - Excavation - water treatments work, Loch Ashie

Technique(s)

Organisation

CFA Archaeology Ltd

Date

12 February 2001

Description

Archaeological work was carried out by CFA Archaeology Ltd between September and November 2000 in advance of the construction of Inverness Water Treatment Works and Reservoir at the north end of Loch Ashie. The work was commissioned by North of Scotland Water Authority. The work comprised an archaeological survey, a contour survey, hand excavation of selected sites, trial trenching using an earth-moving vehicle, and a watching brief during the initial earth-moving construction phase. The fieldwork demonstrated that the development area includes part of an extensive agricultural field system of probable prehistoric date, comprising cairns and walls. This field system continues outwith the development area, where it is associated with a burial cairn and a group of hut circles. However, no settlement or burial sites were discovered within the development area. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Suddaby I. 2001. Archaeological Excavations, Loch Ashie Water Treatment Works, Inverness, Highland Region.. CFA Archaeology Ltd. 09/02/2001. Digital (scanned as PDF).

Map

Location

Location Loch Ashie, nr Inverness
Grid reference Centred NH 6357 3635 (599m by 520m)
Map sheet NH63NW
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Record last edited

Jul 5 2016 9:49AM

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