EHG2787 - Desk-based assessment and walkover survey - Aultbea to Mellon Charles water main renewal



Highland Archaeology Services Ltd


October 2007


A desk-based assessment and walkover survey was conducted to establish as far as possible the nature and extent of any archaeological remains likely to be affected by the construction of a new water main between Aultbea and Mellon Charles in Wester Ross. Recommendations included marking out of sites to avoid unnecessary damage and a precautionary archaeological watching brief in selected areas; and slight modification of the route in two places to avoid archaeological sensitive areas. <1>

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Location Area between Aultbea and Mellon Charles
Grid reference Centred NG 1869e 8898e (3655m by 3619m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG18NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

Related Monuments/Buildings (21)

  • Building and enclosures, Culconich (Monument)
  • Building footings at 24 Mellon Charles (Monument)
  • Building remains, Tighnafiline (Monument)
  • Buildings north of 5 Ormiscaig (Building)
  • Clearance cairns and field system - Tighnafiline (Monument)
  • Consumption dykes at 24 Mellon Charles (Monument)
  • Dykes and rig cultivation at Culconich (Monument)
  • Farmstead at Ormiscaig (Monument)
  • Field clearance piles at 14 Mellon Charles (Monument)
  • Field clearance south of Buena Vista, Drumchork (Monument)
  • Field system at Allt Beithe (Monument)
  • Hut circle - east of Tulloch House, Aultbea (Monument)
  • Hut circle - Tighnafiline (1) (Monument)
  • Possible horizontal mill at Mellon Charles (Monument)
  • Possible wells north of Tulloch House, Aultbea (Monument)
  • Remains of farmstead to west of Allt Beithe (Monument)
  • Site of footbridge over Allt Beithe (Monument)
  • Site of former crofthouse at 14 Mellon Charles (Monument)
  • Trackway and building footings at Culconich (Monument)
  • Turf and rubble dyke north of Tulloch House, Aultbea (Monument)
  • Well north of 5 Ormiscaig (Monument)

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Oct 24 2019 4:14PM

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